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Drugs Missing From Sheriff’s Office Absentee Ballots Contain An Error Jeff Mann, Candidate For State Representative, Is Listed With The Wrong Political Party Gaming Club Hosts Cosplay Party Drug Dealer Gets 10-Year Sentence H eraldA dvocate H ARDEE C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN C OVERAGE Thursday, October 18, 2018 THE 118th Year • No. 47 • 2 93¢ Plus 7¢ Sales Tax Wauchula WomanHits Century Mark A11 Bats Still In ContemptAt The Courthouse B4 NEW PRODUCTION COURTESY PHOTO Power & Light Productions, the producer of several epic biblical plays held inWauchula, has announced the 2019 production title and performance dates for anew play, “Shepherd King: The Story of the Bible.” Performances will take placeApril 12-14 at a new location, the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Artson the campus of South Florida State College in Avon Park. Power & Light Produc tions is well known its productions of “The Story of Jesus,” “The Story of Noah,”“Pictures of Freedom” and “The Story of Moses.” Group ticket sales begin Jan. 2and single ticket sales begin Feb. 1. For tickets, visit COURTESY PHOTO Bekah Akins (left) and Jennifer McConkey (center) cosplay as a clockwork droid and The Moment from DoctorWho; both characters only appear in one episode each. Next to them, Marla Fair cosplays as River Song, a re curring character from the same show. methamphetamine and pos sessing narcotics parapherna lia. Additional charges of pos session of meth with intent tosell and unlawful use of a two-way communications devicewere dropped as part of theplea deal worked out betweenAssistant State Attorney Han nah Potter and defense lawyerDeborah Wells. In accepting the new plea at a hearing in Hardee CircuitCourt, Circuit Judge Marcus J.Ezelle imposed the 10-yearsentence, but allowed Meekscredit for the 1,647 days – orfour years, six months andthree days – he has servedsince his 2013 arrest. Ezelle also ordered Meeks to pay $1,320 in fines, courtcosts and fees. Meeks, who has a lengthy criminal record showing at See DEALER A2 By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern Do you like costumes? Cookouts? Gaming? If you said yes, there’s an event you’ll enjoy this week end. Sanctuary Gaming Club is hosting a family-friendly cos play and cookout party thiscoming Saturday at RiverviewHeights Missionary BaptistChurch. The party will include Hal loween-themed games, foodand a costume contest. T.J. Blankinship, who started Sanctuary Gaming Club, explains that cosplay isa combination of the words“costume” and “play.” He sayscosplay is about celebratingyour favorite characters andhaving fun by dressing up asthem. Cosplay can also include dressing as an original charac ter or modifying a character’slook to fit a different style. If you don’t have a costume, though, Blankinship saysyou’re still welcome to come. Because the event is familyfriendly, no gory, violent or sexually-explicit costumes areallowed. All ages are welcome to at tend, but children 12 andyounger will need an adultchaperone to come with them. It’s free to attend the party, but there are some optional ex penses. Donations will be accepted for the cookout food as afundraiser. The food – grilledhot dogs and chips – will beprovided by The HorsemenMotorcycle Club. Drinks willinclude tea, soda and water. The money will go toward new games and gaming sys tems and upcoming events,Blankinship says. He wants to make sure there’s always something forpeople with no money to dowhen they come to SanctuaryGaming Club. The usual snacks and drinks will also be for sale for $1.See COSPLAY A3 Meeks By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate A drug dealer who has spent more than four years in jailawaiting his final fate has beensentenced to … more time be hind bars. Michael Dale Meeks, 57, of Wauchula, was handed a 10-year term in Florida StatePrison after changing his pleafrom “not guilty” to “no con test” for the crimes of selling W EATHER DATE HIGH LOW RAIN 10/0991740.0010/1089760.62 10/1185760.47 10/1287750.0010/1388650.0010/1493690.0010/1592730.00 Rainfall to 10/15/2018 46.70 Same period last year 48.26 Ten Year Average 49.17 Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center I NDEX Classifieds...........B10 Courthouse Report....B13Crime Blotter.........B13Entertainment.......B15Hardee Living........ A11 Information Roundup.A13Obituaries............A5Puzzles...............B5Save The Date.........A2School Lunch Menus..A14Solunar Forecast......A13Wildcat Scratches.....B16 By CYNTHIA KRAHLOf The Herald-Advocate Absentee ballots, and sam ple ones sent to homes, weremailed out last week with anerror in a candidate’s listed po litical party. Jeff Mann, a contender for Florida’s House District 56,was wrongly noted as a Demo crat when he is, in fact, a Re publican. Mann is facing off against another Republican, MelonyBell, for the seat to be decidedin the General Election onNov. 6. This is the second time con fusion has surrounded this par ticular race. In the Primary Election, which was held in August,Democratic write-in candidateDavid Patzer of Mulberrydropped out at the last minute,automatically moving that raceto the General Election insteadbut leaving no time to correctballots. Ballots with a mark for ei ther candidate, Bell or Mann,simply were not counted. That error was districtwide, affecting hundreds of thou sands of ballots in Polk,Hardee and DeSoto counties. This time, the error is local ized, in Hardee County only. Elections Supervisor Diane Smith said on Monday that a voter called her to inform herof the error on Friday. “We immediately started working on it,” she said. Smith explained that candi dates on a ballot are “coded”by the state, meaning they areassigned a number for theirname and party. “Right now, I don’t know who was at fault,” Smith said.“I haven’t had a chance to lookat that yet. My main goal nowis to fix the problem. “My goal is to get it fixed as soon as possible,” she contin ued. “That’s why I went to Or lando early this morning.” Smith said the ballots are printed, and mailed, in Or lando. She said arrangements have been made to correct the errorand to mail out new ballots toevery absentee, now calledVote By Mail, voter. Smithsaid an insert accompanyingthe new ballot will explainwhy a new ballot was sent andthe necessity to recast the vote. She said on Monday that new ballots will be mailed out“within the next few days” tothe roughly 750 original recip ients. About 20 of them weresent outside the U.S., she said,while the remaining numbers went locally, in-state and outof-state.See ERRORA2 By CYNTHIA KRAHL Of The Herald-Advocate An undisclosed amount of nar cotics used in the training of drug-sniffing dogs is missing from theHardee County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation into the where abouts of the drugs and the circum stances surrounding their absence iscurrently in progress, sheriff’s offi cials confirmed this week. That probe is being conducted by the Florida Department of Law En forcement. “Once we made this discovery, we wanted to bring in FDLE for theiroutside expertise and resources,”Sheriff Arnold Lanier said on Tues day, adding, “We know they will turnover every leaf and do a very thor ough investigation into this matter.” He could not say when the investi gation may reach its conclusion. Nor could Lanier or second-incommand Capt. Eddie Davis com ment on whether the drugs weremisplaced or stolen, when that mayhave occurred, who had access to thenarcotics or what is missing and howmuch. Further, they did not say where the drugs were stored. Said Davis, “We cannot comment on an open and active investigation,period. The sheriff cannot comment.The FDLE cannot comment.” He did add, however, “I can assure you that it’s a very thorough investi gation, and that it is being conductedby the FDLE.” Davis said the Sheriff’s Office found the problem during a routineaudit. “I was conducting an audit, and during the audit I determined somedrugs were missing,” the captainsaid. He, too, said the outside agency was contacted immediately. “We’renot going to investigate ourselves.We get an outside agency to comein.” Davis said that narcotics used for training K-9 drug sniffers come fromSee DRUGSA8


ABOUT...Letters To The EditorThe Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste and include the writers full name, address and daytime telephone num ber for verification. Letters must be re ceived by 5 p.m. on Mon day to be considered for that weeks edition. Submissions should be typed or legibly written. Send letters to: Letters to the Editor, The HeraldAdvocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax to (863) 773-0657. A2 The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2018 Herald-Advocate HARDEECOUNTYSHOMETOWNCOVERAGE TOM STAIK Sports Editor NOEY DeSANTIAGO Production Manager DARLENE WILLIAMS Assistant Production Manager DEADLINES: Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m. School News & Photos Thursday 5 p.m. Sports Thursday 5 p.m. (Weekend Events, Monday Noon) General News Monday 5 p.m. Ads Tuesday Noon SUBSCRIPTIONS: Hardee County 6 months, $21 1 year, $39 2 years, $75 Florida 6 months, $25 1 year, $46 2 years, $87 Out of State 6 months, $29 1 year, $52 2 years, $100 Online 1 month, $5 6 months, $19 1 year, $37 2 years, $70 LETTERS: The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone number. MICHAEL R. KELLY Co-Publisher and Editor JAMES R. KELLY Co-Publisher CYNTHIA M. KRAHL Managing EditorTHE115 S. Seventh Ave. P.O. Box 338 Wauchula, FL 33873 Phone: (863) 773-3255 Fax: (863) 773-0657 Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula, Florida, by the HeraldAdvocate Publishing Co. Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U.S. Post Office, Wauchula, FL 33873 and additional entry office (USPS 578-780). Postmaster, send address changes to: The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873. At The Herald-Advo cate, we want accuracy to be a given, not just our goal. If you believe we have printed an error in fact, please call to report it. We will review the information, and if we find it needs correction or clarifi cation, we will do so here. To make a report, call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255. Corrections Kellys ColumnBy JimCongratulations to the three Florida teams ranked in the As sociated Press Top 25 college football teams Central Florida (10), Florida (11), and South Florida (21). Congratulations to the Southeastern Conference for having seven teams in the Top 25--Alabama (1), LSU (5), Georgia (8), Florida (11), Kentucky (14), Texas A&M (17), and Mississippi State (22). Congratulations to Opal Knight of Wauchula for having her 100th birthday on Oct. 7. Bowling Green farmer Jimmy Parker this past week has been planting a 100-acre field of zucchini (green) squash. He has been farming for 58 years and learns something new every year. On an early mailed ballot in Hardee County Jeff Mann was incorrectly listed as a Democrat. He is a Republican, as is his opponent Melony Bell in their Nov. 6 election for state repre sentative. The old Winn-Dixie building north of Wauchula is for sale by the Hardee County Industrial Development Authority. No one asked, but why is there no for-sale sign along the highway? As part of a nationwide bankruptcy the big Sears store in Lakeland is closing later this year. Sears at one time had three different small stores in Wauchula. Jill Newman, director of Hardee County Emergency Management, said this is the year of El Nino and we should expect a wetter, colder first quarter of 2019. She spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday at the Java Cafe. City Manager Terry Atchley on Tuesday announced the City of Wauchula will soon begin four major improvement projects: 1. Storm drainage, sidewalks, and paving on Townsend Street. Cost $1 million. 2. Improving and enhancing the drainage ditch along Green Street. Cost $1.4 million. 3. New water main lines in the southeast part of the city plus remote-read water meters. Cost $400,000. 4. Improve Crews Park along Peace River east of the city. Cost just over $800,000. The City of Wauchula in January and July had the lowest 1,000-kilowatt-hour residential rate among all city-owned elec tric utilities in Florida. The current rate is $102, compared with $125 for PRECo, reported Atchley and COW's James Braddock. Soil scientist Sarah Strauss said adding compost or cover crops to citrus groves is a long-term approach to provide carbon and food for microbes that are in the soil, reported the Citrus In dustry magazine. Many years ago some local grove owners would grow hairy indigo in the middles as an excellent cover crop that also adds nitrogen to the soil. In addition birds such as quail and doves loved to eat the seeds. The magazine also reported spraying herbicides can con tribute to fruit drop in citrus trees. Congratulations to the undefeated Hardee Wildcat varsity football team who will play a district game at Bradenton South east Friday at 7:30 p.m. OPEN24 HOURS526 N. 6th Ave(Across from Nicholas Restaurant)112 W. PalmettoOpen: 7 days(Yellow bldg. behind old carwash)NEW MACHINES CLEAN A/C 2 LOCATIONS 24 hr. Customer Service 877-394-01732:8tfc OCTOBER 18 Storytime/HC Public Library/315 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula/ 10 am 18 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 18 Pokmon Free Play/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 19 Friday Night Magic/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 20 Cosplay Party & Fundraiser/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 20 Fall Festival/Bowling Green Train Depot/ 201 E. Main St., Bowling Green/ 4 pm 22 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 23 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 24 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/10 am 24 Gaming Club/ Sanctuary Gaming Club/3:30 pm 25 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 25 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 27 Community Fall Festival/Main Street Wauchula/4 pm 29 SHINE Medicare Enrollment Event/ Hardee Help Center/10 am 31 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/10 am 31 Fall Fest/Floridas First Assembly of God/6:30 pm NOVEMBER 1 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 1 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 7 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 8 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 8 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 14 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 15 Storytime/HC Public Library/10 am 15 Stitch by Stitch Crochet and Knitting/HC Public Library/10 am 17 Hoofin If Off Main/ Main Street Wauchula/8 am 17 Smores and Legends/ Hardee Lakes Park/ 4 pm 19 Open Mic Night/ Heritage Park/6 pm 20 Devotion & Lunch/ Hardee Help Center/Noon 21 Adult Coloring Club/ HC Public Library/ 10 am 22 Community Thanksgiving Meal/ First United Methodist Church of Wauchula/11 amSave The Date will keep residents informed of upcoming community happenings. To have your non-profit meeting or event posted for free, e-mail features@theheraldadvocate. com as far ahead as possible. SAVETHEDATE least 16 other arrests here, was first arrested in this case on Oct. 30, 2013. According to an arrest report by the county Drug Task Force, Meeks was contacted by phone that afternoon by a confidential informant work ing with DTF detectives. The informant made arrangements to buy methamphetamine from Meeks, reportedly for some one else. That person, however, owed Meeks $80, so when Meeks met the informant at the agreed upon location 30 min utes later, he demanded pay ment of the $80 debt before he would retrieve the requested drugs. The informant gave Meeks $80, the report said. Meeks then left the area, presumably to go get two eight balls of methamphetamine, which he had agreed to sell for $500. Returning a half-hour later, Meeks collected the $500 for the contents of a small plastic bag. Meeks was counting the money when the informant gave the signal and DTF detectives moved in to arrest him. The meth in the bag weighed in at seven grams, the report stated. Meeks was booked into the Hardee County Jail, where he posted bond to gain his release pending trial. His bond was revoked in April of 2014, and Meeks spent the remaining time fight ing the charges in the court system before reaching this plea deal. DEALER Continued From A1 the Drug Enforcement Admin istration. That federal agency can provide a variety of drugs, he said, including such possible narcotics as marijuana, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and MDMA pills. He would not say what drugs are missing from the HCSO lockup, however. Davis did say the missing drugs had been used for training K-9s in both the patrol and narcotics divisions. The drugs were all stored together and were audited on a regular basis. The probe continues. DRUGS Continued From A1 There are a total of 12,249 voters in Hardee County, mean ing just over six percent were affected. As for the sample ballots sent to homes of registered voters in order to help them prepare for election day, Smith said no new ones will be mailed. Instead, she said, the cor rected sample ballot will be published in this newspaper and on the Elections Office website at hardeecountyelec Those were the instructions from the state Division of Elec tions, which has dealt with sim ilar situations in the past, Smith said. This office wants to make certain every voter has the op portunity to vote for the candi date of their choice, and that it is a fair vote for everybody, she said. Smith noted the error was on Vote By Mail and sample bal lots only. All Early Voting ballots and precinct ballots will be fine, she assured. Candidate Mann, however, is not as confident a solution has been reached. Mann said he also learned of the error on Friday. I wasnt pleased, to say the least, he said on Tuesday. I dont understand how such a snafu can occur. It puts me at an undue dis advantage, he continued. Theres really no way to rec tify it. Smith and Mann discussed the action to correct the error on Monday. I dont see that as a plausible solution, he told this news paper, however. Mann said he, too, has been in contact with the state Divi sion of Elections. We should have word soon, but I still have a campaign to do, I cant put everything on hold. Mann feels the state may call for a special election to settle this race. State elections officials did not respond to a query on this matter by press time. ERROR Continued From A1 To Your Good Health By Keith Roach, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 59-year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with hepatitis C and cirrhosis. I have never been a drinker. I was treated with Harvoni for three months. I understand the medication is intended to cure the hepatitis C. What about the cirrhosis? My doctor hasn't explained any of my long-term effects from taking this. C.J. ANSWER: Hepatitis C is a common infection of the liver. It is caused by a virus, which can be transmitted by blood and blood products, as well as through sharing needles for injection drugs. It is rarely trans mitted sexually. Anyone with a history of injection drug use, who received blood transfusions or organ transplants before 1992, or who received clotting factors before 1987 should be tested, as should anyone with a known blood or sexual exposure to someone with hepatitis C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recom mends testing all adults born in the United States between 1945 and 1965, anyone who is HIVinfected, who received he modialysis or was incarcerated. The treatment you have taken (Harvoni) is a combina tion of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir, and has an excellent cure rate. The cure rate is 99 percent in people who had never been treated before and who did not have cirrhosis. Even people like you, with cirrhosis, had a cure rate of 94 percent with 12 weeks of therapy in the trial that got the medication ap proved. Cirrhosis is liver damage and scarring as a result of liver disease. Once it has developed, it is not reversible; however, a successful cure of the hepatitis C virus greatly reduces the risk of further damage, specifically reducing the need for liver transplant and the rates of death, liver cancer and other liver-related complications. These medications are so new that I can't estimate how much lower your risk of further damage to your liver is posttreatment; however, there is little doubt that your likely successful treatment will sub stantially improve your ex pected length and quality of life. But, since you still have cir rhosis, you will need to take some important precautions. These include continued abstinence from alcohol, careful monitoring of prescription and non-prescription medications, avoiding raw shellfish and making sure your immuniza tions are up-to-date. You should keep asking your gas troenterologist questions until you are satisfied. I recommend you make a list of questions to ask, and bring a friend to help make sure you understand the answers you get. DEAR DR. ROACH: Should your blood pressure go higher as you age? Is the top number or the bottom more important? I don't like medicine, and my blood pressure was 145/82, but the top number sometimes goes to 150-158. J.S. ANSWER: Both the sys tolic (top number) and diastolic blood pressures are important, and the difference between them is occasionally important (for example, a blood pressure of 160/60 is more worrisome than 160/85). Blood pressure does go up with age, but even in people over 60, the recommendation is still to get the BP down below 150, and I try to aim for 140 if there aren't too many side effects. It often takes several tries to find a regimen that gets the blood pressure where it should be without affecting quality of life. Dr. Roach regrets that he is un able to answer individual let ters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email ques tions to ToYourGoodHealth@ 2018 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Submit A Tip Save A LifeNATIONALHUMANTRAFFICKINGHOTLINE1-888-373-7888orText Help or Info to 233733


October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A3 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME ACT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant tothe provisions of the Ficti tious Name Act, Section865.09, Florida Statutes, asamended, intends to registerwith the Secretary of State ofthe State of Florida, the ficti tious name of A dventHealth Medical Group OB GYN atWauchula under which the undersigned is engaged orwill engage in business at:524 Carlton Street in the Cityof Wauchula, Florida 33873. That the party/parties inter ested in said business enter prise is/are as follows:Adventist Health System/Sun belt Inc. Dated at Palm Beach Gar dens, Palm Beach, Florida33410. Person authorizing publi cation: Caitlin Lazarus. Dated: Oct. 9, 2018 10:18p HAIRSALON773-5665116 Carlton St. • Wauchula Hours: Tuesday Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-3 10:18c And there will be a Magic: The Gathering throwback draft, Shadows over Innistrad, which costs $15 per entry.The prizes will be extra card packs; the amount of packsper prize will depend on how many people participate. Allparticipants will be able to keep the cards they draft. There will be plenty of free Halloween-themed games to play featuring monsters and zombies if you don’t wantto spend money, though. And there will be a social media costume contest with a $25 prize for the winner. Blankinship explains that therewill be a Facebook thread where cosplayers can post pic tures of their costumes. The picture with the most likes willwin. The winner will be announced on Sanctuary Gaming Club’s Facebook page on Monday. To follow the club onFacebook, Twitter or Instagram, use the handle@sgcwauchula. Blankinship wants to remind gamers that Sanctuary Gaming Club will be closed from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. Nor mal hours are Mondays 3:30-7:30, Tuesdays-Thursdays3:30-6:30 and Fridays 3:30-10. Riverview Heights Missionary Baptist Church is at 1321 E. Main St. in Wauchula. To get to the party or any othergaming club event, make sure to come to the church’s backentrance, which is through the double white doors underan overhang on the opposite side of the building from MainStreet. COURTESY PHOTO Cosplay outfits can be based the cosplayer’s own fic tional character or on characters from movies, videogames, TV shows, books or real-life. Above is T.J.Blankinship cosplaying as Darth Vader from the “StarWars” movies. COSPLAY Continued From A1 CROSS COUNTRY COURTESY PHOTOS Boys on the cross country team this year are (front, from left) Man Rivera, Scottie Meeks, Roberto Gutierrezand Ivan Rodriguez; (back) Mike Trevino, Zach Durastanti, Noah Torres, Devan Rimes and Dalton Kiella. Wildcats that are part of the girls cross country team are (front, from left) Daniella Villalva, Acheline Delhommeand Kareli Plata; (middle) Joshlynn Sanchez, Carlie Knight, Laura Ramos and Ingrid Mendoza; (back) JessalinArreola, Tatiana Mier, Adriana Mier and Katie Brandeberry ATTENTION SUBSCRIBERS If you are moving or changing your address, pleaselet our subscription department know as soon aspossible so your service will not be delayed. 863-773-3255 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Don’t Know Where To Turn For Help? CALL THE CRISIS LINE 1 (800) 500-1119 10:18c


A4 The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2018 10:18c By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern After about four months of renovations, the Zolfo SpringsTown Hall is back up and run ning. At first, the plan was just to replace the leaking roof, butstate Sen. Denise Grimsleysuggested that while the townwas working on that, it goahead and update other parts ofthe building, too. Grimsley helped the town get an appropriation grant of$313,166 from the state of Florida. The U.S. Departmentof Agriculture gave a grant of$50,000 for replacing the roof. The town only had to cover $10,000 of the total $373,166renovation cost. Updates include new air conditioning, new drywall, re furbished floors, new carpet, ahandicap restroom and arepaved parking lot. To celebrate the finished renovations, the town of ZolfoSprings held an open house onSept. 18 in Town Hall, whichis also known as the Gerald T. Buhr Municipal Civic Center. During the open house, guests could walk through thebuilding and compare “before”pictures with the building’snew updates. A meal wasserved, followed by cake. According to Town Man ager Linda Roberson, thebuilding was constructed in the1960s. Due to the recent street changes because of the reloca tion of U.S 17 through town,the new address for Town Hallis 3210 Main St. ZS Town Hall Renovations Complete Town Hall parking lot entrance after renovations. At the Civic Center open house, a collection of pictures reminded guests what thebuilding looked like before the renovation. “Before” photos were also placed in each room. The Town Hall open house included a meal of ribs, mixed vegetables, beans, rollsand cake for guests. Tea and water were also available. Those at the open house included (from left) Town Clerk Amanda Wallace, Com missioner Rod Cannon, Sen. Denise Grimsley, project architect Keith Hunnicutt,town attorney Gerald Buhr, U.S. Department of Agriculture area technician KristineRoy, USDA area ppecialist Ada Rivera, Mayor Dierdre “DiDi” White, CommissionerSara Schofield, Vice Mayor Virginia Irby, Commissioner Guadalupe “Lupe” DeLeon,and Town Manager Linda Roberson. After several months of meeting at Pioneer Park for commission meetings, the com missioners are back at the horseshoe-shaped table in Town Hall. Shown (from left)are Town Clerk Amanda Wallace, town attorney Gerald Buhr, Town Manager LindaRoberson, Mayor Dierdre “DiDi” White, Commissioner Sara Schofield, Vice MayorVirginia Irby, and commissioners Rod Cannon and Guadalupe “Lupe” DeLeon. The Civic Center, which is available for rental, has a kitchen with a refrigerator, ovenand microwave, although there are restrictions about what renters can use. Thekitchen looks out into the main room. PHOTOS BY JENNIFER McCONKEY The recently-renovated Zolfo Springs Town Hall includes a new pitched roof. Theold roof was flat and, according to Town Manager Linda Roberson, it leaked and was basically unrepairable.


October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A5 Obituaries In Memory SHARON L. MILLER “SHERRY” Sharon “Sherry” Steffens Miller, 70, died Friday, Oct.12, 2018, at home, sur rounded by her family. Sherry was born Jan. 1, 1948, in Wauchula, to thelate Charles and JosephineSteffens. Sherry had twinbrothers, Charles F. SteffensJr and Joseph C. Steffens,and a sister, Joyce S Collins,all of whom preceded her indeath. She was a 1965 graduate of Hardee High School, andduring her youth she tookpiano lessons from Mrs.Ethel Curry, which included12 years of classical piano, 6years of voice study, andtheory. This is where it allbegan, and she discoveredher passion for music. Sherry was a church serv ice pianist at First BaptistChurch of Wauchula fromage 11 through 16. Sherrywould later start her ownpiano and voice studio,“Tomorrow’s Musicians,”where she influenced the lives of many childrenthrough music. It was duringthis time that she and hermother co-wrote numeroussongs for children whichwere later published by theSouthern Baptist Conven tion. Sherry didn’t stop there. She attended SoutheasternUniversity in 1988 and grad uated with a business de gree. Sherry went to work asa computer programmer, butthat didn’t last long as themusic inside her had tocome out. Over the years she was the music minister for threechurches for a total of 18years. She has directed sev eral children’s choirs, adultchoirs, quartets, trio’s, duets,and ensembles. You name it,if it had to do with music shehas done it. She also taughtventriloquism. The highlight of her mu sical career began in 2003with the formation of TheHeartland Chorale and Sym phony, where she was thefounder, director and con ductor. Her moto was“Bringing Quality Music tothe Heartland Area”, but itwould become way morethan that. For 15 years Sherry and her husband Tim had thehonor of working with asmany as 100 plus singersfrom the Heartland area and40 plus Symphony Orches tra players. It wasn’t just about qual ity music. It was about themessage, Sherry said “Wetold God’s story and gaveHis message every time!”She also said The HeartlandChorale existed because ofGod’s great and mighty power and a little faith!What great blessings!” The Heartland Chorale programs included “Trea sures Of Christmas,” “OurFlag Was Still There,” “Pre cious Memories,” and ayouth musical “ RockSolid,” I know for a fact thiswas the highlight of her life,and she was so humbled thatGod chose her to be the di rector and to know and loveeach and everyone who par ticipated in The HeartlandChorale. It was a blast. Survivors are Tim Miller, her husband of 25 years andthe love of her life; she hastwo sons, Marty Keene(Amy) of Wauchula andShayne Keene (Cynthia) ofAvon Park; three grandchil dren, Bayleigh Pierstorff,Austin Stoner and KarsonKeene; one nephew, FrankieSteffens; and two nieces,Miranda Miller and CarissaTimmons. Sherry lovedmusic, but her unconditionallove was for her family, andshe will be missed. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday,Oct. 18, at the First BaptistChurch of Wauchula, withvisitation one hour prior.Burial will follow atWauchula Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home & Cremation Services Wauchula We are Hardee County’s ONLY LOCALLY OWNED and OPE TED funeral home. We offer superior care and services, combined with the lowest prices guaranteed. “Thank you for the honor & privilege of serving you.” View Obits at robartsfuneralhome.com529 West Main Street • Wauchula, Florida33873 863-773-9773 10:18c PHYLLIS JEROME ‘P.J.’ VARN BLACK Phyllis Jerome “P.J.” Varn Black, 71, of Ft. Meade, diedOct. 12, 2018, surrounded byher family. She was born in Bartow on Aug. 11, 1947. She workedalongside her husband in hisveterinary practice for 39years. She owned the FortMeade Garden Center for sev eral years and was a fourth-generation citrus grower andmember of Peace River Pack ing Company. She was a long time member of the FortMeade and Bartow GardenClub’s Planter’s Circle. Shewas a member of the FirstPresbyterian Church of FortMeade, the American Needle point Guild and the Daughtersof the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her parents, David HughVarn, Jr, M.D., and RuthMcEntee Varn; and sister-in-law, Joanne Black Welch. She is survived by her hus band, Norman Larry Black Sr.,D.V.M.; daughter, Nikki BlackHayde (Michael); son, Nor man Larry Black Jr. (Jenny);daughter, Andi Dru Black; son,David Hugh Black (Kaley);sisters, Karolyn Varn Nun nallee (Jim) and Delia VarnDrohan (Tom); brother-in-law.David Black (Pam); and ninegrandchildren, Andrew Black,Emily Lovett, Varn Black,Sam Lovett, Julia Black,Joseph Hayde, Audrey Hayde,Dean Black, and Tyler Black. A graveside service was at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct.17, 2018, at Evergreen Ceme tery, Fort Meade, with Dr. JackTaylor of the First PresbyterianChurch of Fort Meade officiat ing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Pres byterian Church, P.O. Box176, Fort Meade, Florida orCamp Wekiva, the camp of theFlorida Federation of GardenClubs, 1400 S. Denning Dr.Winter Park, FL 32789. Arrangements were by Hancock Funeral Home, FortMeade. Ponger-Kays-GradyFuneral Homes & Cremation Services205 N. 9th Ave. • Wauchula, Fl. 33873 (863) 773-6400 10:18c In Loving Memory F F R R E E D D E E R R I I C C K K A A . T T H H O O M M P P S S O O N N Frederick A. Thompson, 74, of Wauchula, died Satur day, Oct. 13, 2018, at hishome. Born in St. Mary, Jamaica, on Jan. 23, 1944, he was aresident of Hardee Countyfor most of his life. He wasemployed as a laborer forconstruction. He was preceded in death by his companion, MattieJordan; and step-children,Gregory Perry and MargaretCarter. Survivors include: two step-sons, William Douglasand Jerry Perry, both of AvonPark; step-daughters, PatriciaJohnson (Anthony), of LakeWales, Charlotte Perry andVernell Perry, both of AvonPark, and Emma Perry, ofWinter Haven; along with ahost of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.Expressions of comfortmay be made Robarts Family FUNERAL HOME WAUCHULA Provided as a courtesy of Robarts Family Funeral Home SWEETER-THAN-CANDY APPLE SALAD This recipe can be your side salad or your dessert. It's justlike a Snicker salad, but with out all of the transgression.1 (4-serving) package sugar-free instant vanilla puddingmix2/3 cup nonfat dry milk pow der1 1/3 cups water1 cup Cool Whip Free1/4 cup Peter Pan or Skippyreduced-fat peanut butter4 cups (4 medium) cored, un peeled and diced Red Deli cious apples1/2 cup miniature marsh mallows2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce)chopped dry-roasted peanuts 2 tablespoons mini chocolatechips 1. In a large bowl, combine dry pudding mix, dry milkpowder and water. Mix wellusing a wire whisk. 2. Blend in Cool Whip Free and peanut butter. Add apples, marshmallows, peanuts andchocolate chips. Mix gently tocombine. 3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Gently stiragain just before serving.Makes 8 (2/3 cup) servings. • Each serving equals: 152 calories, 4g fat, 4g protein, 25gcarbs, 223mg sodium, 81mgcalcium, 2g fiber; Diabetic Ex changes: 1 Starch, 1/2 Fruit,1/2 Fat; Carb Choices: 1 1/2. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort Foods Made Fast And Healthy By Healthy Exchanges Dear Editor: This is another True Story from Roxie Bentley that tookplace in First United MethodistChurch in Wauchula. We used to have night serv ice on Sunday. One Sundaynight we had a black man wholed the service. He had a beau tiful service with beautifulmusic and stories to tell. Thecongregation seemed to really"go for it." At the end of the service, while he was putting his musi cal instruments away, he gavea big salute to all the men whohad been in service for ourcountry...Not one word aboutthe ladies who had also been inservice for our country. My dander shot sky high! I immediately stood up and toldhim off. (We had several ladiesin our church who had been inservice for our U.S.A. I'm sure that other churches in ourcounty had ladies who were inservice with our men). I want you to know that man stopped putting his musical in struments away and beganapologizing for not recogniz ing the ladies who had alsogone to war for our country. After the evening service was over your Old Story Tellerapologized to our minister forbeing so hard on the visitingperson. He said I didn't need toapologize to him, that I hadjust beat him to it. Right is right, and wrong is wrong!!! Hold your head up when you know and open yourmouth for what is right! Isn't that what Jesus did? I'm not Jesus, but I try to followHis footsteps. Roxie Bentley, 91Wauchula Letter To The Editor Roxie Says To StandUp For What Is Right Dear Editor: Know God or no god ...This election is critically im portant because we will fre quently be choosing betweencandidates who endorse God-given rights or candidates whoendorse godless immoral so cialism. America was founded with a hand on the Bible and an un derstanding that life, libertyand a (moral) pursuit of happi ness are rights endowed by ourCreator. The Constitutionspells out many of these God-given rights. The more we turn away from God, the more we are at tracted to what is seductivelydestructive: porn's illicit sex,abortion, drugs, same-sex,transgenderism, socialism, etc. With God, all of life has meaning and purpose. Everyperson from the moment ofconception is created equal and has eternal value. SexGod's way is healthy andwholesome. Marriage andfamily is the bedrock of soci ety. Conservative Republicans treasure the God-given rightsin our Constitution. The FirstAmendment gives the oppor tunity to reveal the differencebetween “truth” and “hatespeech.” Also, “religious free dom” (24 x 7 x 365) is not just“freedom of worship” (whenin church.) Those labeled as “de plorables and unredeemables”should not be “shouted down”and silenced because they be lieve in God-given rights. The First Amendment gives the opportunity to explain thatGod's ways are best now andforever. Virgil Ullom, D.D.S.Babson Park Letter To The Editor Nov. 6 –God-Given Rights Vs. Godless Immoral Socialism PORK CHOPS WITH APPLE PAN CHUTNEY A crisp autumn evening is the perfect time to enjoy thesesweet-and-sour apple porkchops. Accompanied byroasted potatoes, this dish be comes a comforting cool-weather meal.2 teaspoons olive oil4 (about 5 ounces each) 3/4-inch-thick boneless pork loinchops, trimmed Salt and ground black pep per2 large (about 1 pound)Golden Delicious apples,cored, each cut into 12wedges1 medium yellow onion,sliced1/4 cup dried cranberries2 teaspoons peeled, gratedfresh ginger3/4 cups apple cider or applejuice1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1. In a nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork;sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon saltand 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook pork about 8 minutes or untilbrowned on the outside andstill slightly pink on the inside,turning over once. Transferpork to platter; cover with foilto keep warm. 2. Reduce heat to mediumlow. To same skillet, add ap ples, onion, dried cranberries,ginger, 1/4 teaspoon salt and1/8 teaspoon pepper. Coverskillet and cook mixture about8 minutes or until apples andonion are tender and lightlybrowned, stirring occasionally. 3. Remove cover and add apple cider and vinegar; heatto boiling over medium-highheat and cook until juice re duces slightly, about 2 min utes. To serve, spoon applechutney over pork. • Each serving: About 320 calories, 10g total fat (3g satu rated), 85mg cholesterol,380mg sodium, 29g total car bohydrate, 4g dietary fiber,30g protein.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our Web site (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Recipes From Good Housekeeping BLUSHING APPLE BUTTER A flavorful cholesteroland fat-free spread. Yummy ontoast or bagels.3 3/4 pounds Granny Smithapples, peeled, cored andthinly sliced1 1/2 cups apple cider orapple juice1 cup cranberries3 strips (3 inches by 1 incheach) lemon peel3 tablespoons fresh lemonjuice1 1/2 cups sugar 1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat apples, cider, cranberries,lemon peel and lemon juice toboiling over high heat. Reduceheat to low; simmer, uncov ered, 10 minutes or until ap ples are very soft, stirringoccasionally. 2. Stir in sugar; heat to boil ing over high heat. Reduceheat to medium; cook, par tially covered, 1 hour or untilapple butter is very thick, stir ring occasionally (mixturemay sputter and splash, so becareful when stirring). 3. Spoon apple butter into blender in small batches andblend (with center part ofblender cover removed toallow steam to escape) untilsmooth. 4. Spoon apple butter into jars or crocks for gift-giving.Store tightly covered in refrig erator for up to 3 weeks. Yields4 1/2 cups. • Each serving: About 30 calories, 8g carbohydrates.For thousands of triple-testedrecipes, visit our Web site (c) 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. 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October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A7 Do you feel like the government is disconnected from the people? Do you feel your voice is not heard? Do you want more of the same or is it time for a change? Elect Rafael Arce as your next County Commissioner District 2. Rafael wants to represent YOU the people. Vote Ralph Arce Political ad Paid For and Approved By Rafael Arce Democrat for County Commissioner District Two 8:18p As Seen From This Side By Jerry “Gray Wolf” Phillips Wauchula I know God has a sense of humor. He created Adam, saw he was happy and content in the garden. He named all the treesand the animals God had given him dominion over. He lookedso happy God had to do something about it. While Adam slept God took one of his ribs and made woman, Eve, to interrupt his happiness and let him experienceconfusion. When Adam asked Eve a question, she an swers with a question. Why do women do that?She will hold up two dresses and ask a man,"Which dress makes me look less fat?" Mancan't answer that safely. She will turn it into "Oh,you say I'm fat but that one shows it more." Just as peace and contentment relaxes him at his favorite TV show, she will prance in wear ing a negligee and ask "Do I look better than that star with thatwide mouth?" Why do our own choice of women do things like that? They start learning it early. For years a couple can't have a child, so they adopt one and then find out they are pregnant. A few years later the natural bornwill ask Dad, "Do you love her more than me?" Of course not."But you picked her out of a lot more. You had to settle withwhat you got with me" or "Am I as pretty as she is?" Who saidthat? "But you picked her out. I know you didn't pick the 'ugly'one." See how early they start. They start with Dad. "Mom does it, so can I." They are practicing for a husband they have nevermet. –––––– Another rainy day. The boys are in the streams of water run ning down a muddy street with their leaves, sticks and hand-carved boats. Watching closely is one we have heard of--Ponce De Leon enjoying the rushing water taking his sailing vessel on a seem ingly controlled course, lost in the thoughts of his sick motherageing much faster than her 33 years. He had returning crews tell of a sweet water spring that made the natives stay young. Ponce had signed on as a cabin boyand was waiting for the weather to leave. As the months went by the work Ponce was doing above the requirements of the job was not going unnoticed. A ship ownerasked if he would take a ship to the New World. The cargo: sev eral families being exiled for debts and to bring back rumoredtreasures. While finishing the ship stores he was approached by a young man near his age asking to make this trip. Without fundshe was willing to work for free. Ponce had been receiving complaints from the crew of bad cooking. When asked if he had experience cooking, the answerwas yes. He was cook at a dockside cafe where returning crewsate. Ponce took him on. Free help made this trip a lot easier. A week after docking he found the sweet water spring others told of. The natives said the spring had no powers, but Ponce re-stocked with all they could load. Ponce had not had much time with the cook until the last half of the trip. They had become friends, Ponce learning thisyoung man a preacher, not liking the bishop of the state church. Ponce attended the arbor church and noticed how healthy the natives were. He asked if this water had any powers. He wastold no. The young preacher spoke on the fountain of youth as he read from the Bible--the living water that gives eternal life.Ponce De Leon found his fountain of youth. –––––– Dad lives on.The end of one great era came to an end in 1965. Barney lay down on his pillow and went to sleep, forever. Each time Ipass that ole home place (it was sold in 1975) I can still imagineBarney halfway between the door and the swing just under myDad's bedroom window. Of course, neither of them are there, but the two concrete steps Dad put there in 1958 still bring a smile. I came to visit inNovember and found four flower boxes (built on both sides ofthe two steps). Each box was a beautiful green with the plantsgrowing on a cold November day. I asked Dad what he had in those. He said Mom wanted plants that would bloom so he planted mustard and turnip greens.If you leave them alone they bloom. The end of the second great era ended in January 1977 with the passing of my Dad. I wonder if the angels get to hear hislaughter. He left this life, but his legacy lives on. I'm 82. My second brother is 91. I still travel. My Durango has 408,000 miles. My brother only stopped traveling (the U.S.and Canada) about one year ago. As my brother said, we are a mongrel American family — Irish, Scot, Native American and possibly black (from the slaveships that sank off the Irish coast and the slaves freed instead ofreturning them to England). We are also a Nomad group scattered all the way to Nurem berg, Germany (third generation growing up there now). After business school Mom left Miller County in Colquitt, Ga., was working in Jacksonville, Fla. where she met Dad (she21, he 27). Of the five siblings, two were born in Jacksonville,the first and fourth, then Miami, Dothan, Ala. and Densmore,Fla., at a time of no paved roads and Dad seriously injured in 1919. We just love to see other places. No, Dad's not dead. His legacy lives on. In the first forecast of the 2018-19 season, the NationalAgriculture Statistics Serviceof the U.S. Department ofAgriculture projected in creases in both the Florida or ange and grapefruit crops overthe previous season, bringingthe industry near pre-Hurri cane Irma production levels. The USDA predicts Florida orange production at 79 mil lion boxes and Florida grape fruit production at 6.7 millionboxes for the 2018-19 season. The numbers are a sharp in crease from the previous sea son, devastated by HurricaneIrma, when productiondropped to 44.95 millionboxes of oranges and 3.88million boxes of grapefruit. “Obviously, we are pleased as we can possibly be for ourgrowers to hear positive newsthey haven’t heard in a longtime. After combating green ing for so long and goingthrough Hurricane Irma lastseason, today’s forecast meanswe truly could be on a path torecovery,” said Shannon Shepp, executive director ofthe Florida Department of Cit rus. “The most encouraging piece about this is knowingthat our growers will be ableto deliver the best orange juiceand fresh grapefruit in theworld to consumers whomight have been missing it,”Shepp added. According to Ellis Hunt, chairman of the Florida CitrusCommission, Thursday’s fore cast reflects the hard workbeing put into every grove. “The increased crop is a re ward for the care that growersare providing for their trees,”Hunt said. “To nearly comeback to production levels ofjust a few years ago showsthat we are moving in the rightdirection and putting the ap propriate caretaking practicesin place.” Prior to Hurricane Irma, Florida production reached68.7 million boxes of orangesand 7.8 million boxes ofgrapefruit in the 2016-17 sea son. USDA Forecasts Florida Orange Crop Will Be 79 Million Boxes adding the company would be investing afew million dollars of its own to constructthe building. The board unanimously approved the request. Patterson said the expansion would re quire the need for five to 10 additional em ployees and bring the total payroll numberto nearly 100. The company also announced it raised its minimum hourly wage to $13.50 perhour. Florikan purchased the original $4.5 million building from the IDA in April2017 for $2 million after the board gavethe company credit for job-creation incen tives. Last year Patterson said the company would like to produce another 20,000 tonsannually in addition to the 30,000 tons cur rently being manufactured at the facility. Patterson went on to say the majority of the company’s $34-million in annual saleshappen in the first five to six months of theyear, creating a huge need for warehousingspace to have its polymer-coated fertilizerproducts available when orders are re ceived. Florikan does not produce the fertilizers but has developed the technology to blendand encapsulate the dry products withplastics to slow and control the release ofthe nutrients over an extended period oftime. By slowly releasing the nutrients, the company says it improves efficiency andreduces the amount of waste and runoffinto waters and the surrounding environ ment. Florikan has drawn national attention while operating in Hardee County after itsproducts were chosen by NASA to growcrops aboard the International Space Sta tion. Astronaut Scott Kelly successfully grew a crop of lettuce while orbiting Earthusing Florikan products and shared theharvest with fellow astronauts aboard theSpace Station. In the future, NASA plans to continue experimenting with Florikan’s products togrow a wide array of crops in space, withthe ultimate goal of being able to sustain apopulation on Mars. Florikan has also been named to a statewide list of 50 fast-growing compa nies to watch, according to GrowFL at theUniversity of Central Florida. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate Less than three years after moving its production operations here from Sarasota,Florikan is ready to construct anotherbuilding in the Hardee County CommercePark adjacent to its 80,000-square-foot fa cility. Company officials met with the Indus trial Development Board last week to dis cuss their plans. Florikan needs additional warehouse space and plans a 50,000to 70,000-square-foot building for storage of its con trolled-release fertilizer product. Brian Patterson, vice president of sales and marketing for Florikan, said the foot print of the building, which is around twoacres, would need to be raised two feet. Hesaid the company was quoted a price of$300,000-$500,000 to purchase the dirtand have it delivered to the site. Patterson asked the IDA if the company could utilize fill dirt from the seven-acreretention pond being excavated for the ex pansion of the Commerce Park. “We are not asking for dollars, we would just like the dirt from the retentionpond be placed on that location,” he said, Florikan Expanding Facility Bowling Green Hikes Rates For Water, Sewer, Garbage By JIM KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The Bowling Green City Commission on Tuesday, Oct.9, on first reading voted toraise water and sewer rates bythree percent effective in No vember, 2018. The secondreading of the rate ordinancewill be Tuesday, Nov. 13. The monthly residential water rate will rise to $20.38which includes 4,000 gallons.The base rates per thousandgallons for higher usage willbe $3.88 (4,001 to 8,000),$4.24 (8,001 to 12,000), and$4.83 (12,001 and up). The new commercial water rate will be $22.44 a monthwhich includes 4,000 gallons.The base rates per thousandgallons for higher usage willbe $4.24 (4,001 to 8,000) and$4.66 (8,000 up.) The monthly residential wastewater (sewer) rate willbe $34.92 which includes8,000 gallons. The base rateper thousand gallons forhigher usage will be $3.39(8,001 up). The monthly commercial wastewater rate will be $41.21for up to 7,000 gallons and$4.79 per thousand gallonsover 7,000. Water and sewer rates out side the city limits are 25 per cent higher. A few years ago the city commission agreed to raisewater and sewer rates threepercent annually, but voting isrequired every year in case thecity commission decides tochange the raise or keep ratesthe same. Water tap fees are $300 for 3/4-inch, $350 for 1-inch,$450 for 1 1/2 inch, $600 for2-inch, and $800 for 3-inch. Sewer tap fees are $500 for 4-inch and $700 for 6-inch. City Police Chief John Scheel announced he has hireda new city police officer. Hisname is Blaiaine Molitor. Vice Mayor Steve Spinks was absent from the meeting. The commission also voted for a resolution to increasesolid waste (garbage) rates, ef fective this month. The twice-weekly residential garbagecollection fee will rise from$24.06 to $24.78 per monthfor three containers and from$9.87 to $10.17 a month foreach additional container. For commercial customers who do not utilize dumpsters,the twice-weekly collectionfee will rise from $39.73 to$40.92 a month. The four col lections per week will risefrom $65.05 to $67 a month. The twice a month special item pick-up flat fee will risefrom $3.58 to $3.69 a monthper customer (including resi dential and commercial) foryard waste up to 5 yards and 1piece of bulky furniture itemsa month (excluding tires andappliances). Small increases for volume of product, bulky items andtires are included in the reso lution. Volume of yard wastewill cost: zero to five cubicyards (16 to 30 bags), nocharge; 5 to 10 yards, $43.63;10 to 15 yards, $70.17; 15 to20 yards, $88.86; and addi tional yard over 20 yards,$5.31 per yard. The new charge for bulky items (per item, all customers):refrigerators, stoves, waterheaters, dryers, washing ma chines, $14.30; sofa, mattress,bed springs, arm chair, $11.95;stereo, TV set, tables, $10.66;and all other furniture and ap pliances (minimum, based onsize), $9.94; and tires (residen tial), 4 maximum, per tirewithout rims, $5.97 and pertire with rims, $10.75. There are regulations for garbage containers, and theymust be placed in a proper lo cation or be subject to a $7.78fee per incident after the firstoccurrence. Waste and bulkyitems cannot be mixed. Leavesand small clippings must bebagged. Should city personnelhave a need to separate horti culture and non-horticulturematerials, the customer ofrecord will be assessed a min imum fee of $21.50 plus actuallabor costs per occurrence. The commission approved a lease agreement between thecity and the Bowling GreenCommunity RedevelopmentAgency regarding the MainStreet Park property. The termis 35 years beginning Oct. 9,2018, and the annual leasepayment to the CRA is $100,in cash or in services. The citywill pay the utilities. A resolution was approved seeking a $50,000 state grantfor the Main Street Park forPhase 1 and another $50,000state grant for Phase 2 for theMain Street Park across fromCity Hall. Phase 1 will include benches, a picnic table, exer cise trail, playground equip ment, historical sign, garbagecans, and landscaping. Phase 2 will include exer cise stations, a pavilion, pavedparking, additional playgroundequipment, and more picnic ta bles and landscaping. A resolution was approved for regulating public participa tion in city commission meet ings. A job description is being developed for the city managerjob. There will be a meeting onthis topic on Monday, Nov. 5,at 5:30 p.m. City ManagerJerry Conerly plans to retire onor before May 29, 2019. Mayor Sam Fite said a per mit has been pulled to teardown the old thrift store build ing across from City Hall. 1. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which U.S. president was theonly one to serve on theSupreme Court after his termas president? 2. ANIMAL KING DOM: What kind of crea ture is a fer-de-lance? 3. LANGUAGE: What is the study of the form, mean ing and use of words called? 4. TELEVISION: What 1960s sci-fi drama beganwith the line, “There is noth ing wrong with your televi sion set”? 5. GENERAL KNOWL EDGE: How long is the racetrack where the Ken tucky Derby takes place? 6. PSYCHOLOGY: What is a fear of birdscalled? 7. MUSIC: The song “Waltzing Matilda” origi nated in which country? 8. MEASUREMENTS: What is the quantity of agross? 9. MOVIES: In “The Wizard of Oz,” what did theWizard tell Dorothy to takefrom the wicked witch? 10. ANCIENT WORLD: In what modern country isthe Temple of Artemis atEphesus located? ANSWERS 1. William Howard Taft2. Very venomous snake3. Lexicology4. “The Outer Limits”5. 1 mile6. Ornithophobia7. Australia8. 1449. Her broomstick 10. Turkey (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Trivia Test By Fifi Rodriguez Up To $3,000 Reward! Heartland Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tips: 1 (800) 226 Tips 1(800) 226 8477 or


A8 The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2018 10:18c DINO STORYSAURUSCOURTESY PHOTOFirstand second-grade students at Bowling Green Elementary who read "Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna, the Very First Chicken, held a book celebration on Monday, Oct. 1. After giving the book an awesome review, students learned how to make origami dinosaurs and were treated to "Stegosaurus Cupcakes" provided by second-grade teacher Lori Petko. Students also received their "T-Rex" brag tags, and are eagerly awaiting their next Sunshine Jr. book celebration in December. ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 252016DR000092 Antonio Cabrera, Petitioner, and Irma Alvarado, Respondent _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Irma Alvarado Calle Limon Lt. 9 Mza. 11 Hav. Hertas Luisa 3ra Secc. Naucalpan, Edo de Mexico CP 53427+521556638 6741 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of mar riage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Antonio Cabrera, whose address is 326 E. Broward St., Bowling Green, FL 33834 on or before Novem ber 9, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at Hardee County Clerk of Courts 417 W. Main St., Wauchula, FL 33873 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: Lots 5 to 8 inclusive and Lots 7 to 20 inclusive of block 18 of Bowling Green center subdi vision and street as per res 7717 of Hardee County, Florida Parcel ID 09-33-25-0810-000180008. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future pa pers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic dis closure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of plead ings. Dated: October 5, 2018 Victoria L. Rogers, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: J. Wingo Deputy Clerk10:11-11:1p______________________________ ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 252018CA000322 PAMELA R. SELLERS and GEORGE K. KNIGHT, Plaintiffs, vs. RALPH WILLIAMS, III, and CATHY CLEMONS, Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RALPH WILLIAMS, III, AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN OR TO THE PROP ERTY DESCRIBED BELOW. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for mortgage foreclosure of the following described real property in Hardee County, Florida, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Hardee County, Florida: Begin at the NE corner of Block 16 and thence run S 132 2/3 feet, thence West 80 feet, thence North 132 2/3 feet, thence East 80 feet to P.O.B., in Block 16 of Original Survey of Wauchula Subdivision, as per plat book recorded in Plat Book 1, page 1-29(b), Hardee County, Florida. has been filed against you by the Plaintiffs, PAMELA R. SELLERS and GEORGE K. KNIGHT, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Kenneth B. Evers, Peti tioners Attorney, whose ad dress is Post Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula, Florida 338731308, on or before thirty (30) days from the date of the first publication of this Notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immedi ately thereafter; otherwise a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED on October 2, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS, As Clerk of the Court By: Connie Coker As Deputy Clerk10:11,18c __________________________________ Notices HARDEE COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries 113 N 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-5717 Requirements: Identification, Social Security card When: Wednesday ONLY | 10 am 12 noon Bowling Green Church of God 121 W. Broward Bowling Green, FL 33834 Tele: 863-375-2231 Requirements: Identification When: 3rd Saturday of the month | 8 am noon Cutting Edge Food Ministry 3059 Elm Street Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 Tele: 863-773-2484 Requirements: Identification When: Tuesday & Friday 10 am noon & 1 3 pm First United Methodist Church of Wauchula 207 N. 7th Ave Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-4267 Requirements: ID & Physical address (Light Bill, Lease etc.) When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month 1:00 3:00 pm (first come, first serve) Other Program: Bagged Lunch M, W, F 8 am 12 pm for pre-school age kids & adults. Wednesday Night Free Community Dinner: 5:30 6:30 pm Hardee Help Center 713 E. Bay Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-0034 Programs: Crisis Food (3 times a year) Requirements : Application with proof of hardship When : Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am-12pm and 1-2pm For more information, Contact the Hardee Help Center St. Michaels Catholic Church Food Pantry 408 Heard Bridge Rd, Wauchula, FL 33873 Tele: 863-773-4089 Requirements: Identification or Light Bill When: Every Saturday 6:00 8:00 am Feeding Tampa Bay Mobile Pantry Once a month


October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A9 10:18c By TOM STAIKOf The Herald-Advocate There is something puzzling going on in the outskirts of Bowling Green. A five-acre maze – in a field of maize – opened last weekend with the 2018 edition ofThe Heartland Festival. “This year’s design is in the shape of a true puzzle that will be sure to stump even those ex pert maze-goers while at the same time bring ing awareness to autism by incorporatingpuzzle pieces into the maze design,” said EricaScheipsmeier, event founder. Festival officials will be offering “passports” that contain 10 questions on a variety of sub jects. Answering the questions correctly willearn clues to guide the guest through the maze. Additional activities include a jumping pil low, blast zone to fire air cannons that shootwater bottles, a battle zone offering a plush ballwar with modified paint ball guns, a hayride,cow train, animal area, and education zone. The “agri-tainment” event launched, in part, with the financial backing of the HardeeCounty Industrial Development Authority witha $350,000 investment of public funds in Feb ruary of 2016. This year’s maze was designed in partner ship with Brett Herbst of the Maize Companyand is one of more than 260 such cornfieldlabyrinths across the United States, Canada andEurope. The weekend-only event runs through Nov. 4. This weekend, the festival will be geared to ward scouts and 4-H participants with “teambuilding” opportunities and available scoutpatches. Fall Festival Weekend will run Oct. 26-27 and offer a haunted house and the opportunityto tour the maze by flashlight. Additionally, or ganizers will offer “pumpkin picking,” a cos tume contest, and trick or treating. The eventwill run 6-10 p.m. that weekend only. The event concludes Nov. 3-4 with “Ameri can Hero Weekend.” Free admission will be of fered to all military, law enforcement,firefighters and emergency medical profession als with a valid work ID. Those attending thatweekend are also asked to bring non-perishablefood items as a donation to the Hardee HelpCenter’s annual “Drive Out Hunger” initiative. Admission begins at $4.95. Children under two are admitted free. Festival hours are: Sat urdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays 1-8 p.m.The last admission tickets are sold at 7 p.m. The Heartland Festival is located at 3350 U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green. For additional in formation call (888) 576-6293 or visit theheart Scheipsmeier said this year’s event is a cel ebration of “unity.” “We are all different in our own ways, but to gether as a community we make a puzzle, andeach person has their own unique way of fittingin,” she said. Autism Theme Brings Puzzle Edition To Cornfield Labyrinth PHOTOS BY TOM STAIK Can you solve the puzzle? Now’s your chance. The Heartland Festival has returnedto Bowling Green with an autism-themed corn maze that incorporates twist andturns that form interlocking puzzle pieces. This aerial glimpse was snapped during a helicopter tour of the site provided by Rob Roberts of Wauchula State Bank. The Heartland Festival offers a variety of activities forboth young and young at heart, including air-powered cannons that shoot water bottles at targets. A jumping pillow allows youngsters to leap into the air at the Heartland Festival. By JENNIFER McCONKEYHerald-Advocate Intern When 9-year-old Brooklyn Tyson was diagnosed withType 1 diabetes, friendswanted to help but weren’tsure how. Debbie Hilliard and Anna Driskell then came up with theidea of a golf-tournamentfundraiser. Brooklyn’s parents, Kim and Will Tyson, don’t want people to feel obligated togive. But Kim hopes the tour nament, which is scheduled forSaturday, will help raiseawareness that everyone hassome silent struggle. She says many people don’t realize how much Type 1 dia betes can change lives. Kim gets up three times a night to check Brooklyn’sblood sugar; if it gets too lowwhile she’s asleep, the results could be deadly. Kim says family members spend their lives saving Brook lyn’s life. The mental drain isharder to deal with than any fi nancial stress, she adds. Teachers and staff at Wauchula Elementary Schoolhave also had to learn how tokeep Brooklyn safe. Kim says diabetes stereo types can make it hard for oth ers to understand whatBrooklyn is dealing with.Many people think if she eatshealthy, she won’t have toworry, but that’s not how thedisease works. There’s no cure, and while healthy eating helps with man agement, Brooklyn still needsto monitor her blood sugarthroughout the day and take in sulin to stay alive. To help educate people about Type 1 diabetes, therewill be a diabetes-friendlymeal at the tournament forgolfers and anyone who wantsto come support Brooklyn. You can sign up for the meal or tournament, buy shirtsand donate to the Tyson familyat Lunch is included in tournament entriesand costs $15 for non-golfers.There will also be raffles at theevent. The tournament will be this Saturday at 7:30 at Bluff’sGolf Course, 8037 U.S. 17 inZolfo Springs. Brooklyn will be running a free lemonade stand with a tipjar at the tournament. Shewants to give the tip money toother kids with diabetes fortheir medical supplies. For information about the event, contact Driskell at 781-3767 or Hilliard at 245-1204. Kim says giving emotional support and learning aboutType 1 diabetes are also greatways to help the family. “We have a community that rallied together for her,” shesays. “Whether it be monetary,emotional, physical, spiritualsupport, we feel it.” Golf Fundraiser Hopes To Raise Diabetes Awareness COURTESY PHOTO Brooklyn Tyson, 9, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabeteslast spring. She will need to monitor the disease dailyfor the rest of her life. 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A10 The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2018 10:18c Yesterday I was able to go to the grocery store and get the things I needed, go pick up my meds at Walgreens, go to Wal mart for cat food and a few other things I needed, and all withouthaving to call someone to take me to all those places. If you read my column you know I have been without a car since June and my son's truck broke down before my car did.Buddy got his truck fixed about three weeks ago, so he has takenme everywhere I needed to go. I have been buying the parts tofix my car each month, and Buddy has been doing the mechan ical work. When I went to bed Tuesday night I just prayed the part I had just purchased would fix the car so I would be able to driveit. God works in mysterious ways, and He had other plans for my transportation needs. He also works on His time, not ours.Therefore, maybe God was testing my faith during those monthswithout a vehicle. Dave, Truman's son-in-law, called and said he was coming to visit. He doesn't get to leave the house very often because heis the caregiver for his Dad. His Dad is bed ridden, and Dave hasto see to all of his needs. Wednesday a car I didn't recognize with a driver I didn't rec ognize drove into my yard. I was sitting in my chair in the livingroom looking out the door, so I didn't see Dave or his truck untilhe appeared at my door with the young man who was drivingthe car. Dave introduced him as Mike as he handed me a key. To make a long story short, Dave's Dad had given me his van, a 2004 Dodge Caravan, and Mike had driven it from Okee chobee to my house. Dave said he told Truman, before Trumanpassed, that he would always help my family look out for me,and he has done just that. I was able to go get the great-grands for the weekend and take them back home afterwards. God always knows what ourneeds are and provides for those needs as He sees fit. So remember when things seems hopeless, He is still look ing out for you.Jonell Peavy lives in Avon Park and can be reached at 863-453-3589. Peavy’s Ponderings By Jonell Peavy Sugar Possum of the late Truman Thomas Vape Lounge (863) 448-4139 Monday ~ Saturday 10am ~ 9pm 748 N. 6th Ave., Unit A • Wauchula Beside OK Tire • Across From Badcock 10:18p PUMPKIN PROJECT COURTESY PHOTOS • MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS First graders in Chelsea Bond's class at Wauchula Elementary School readbooks and then made pumpkins resemble the main character of theirbooks. This project included identifying character traits of the main char acter and challenging students to be creative in transforming a pumpkininto the main character. SPIRIT WEEK COURTESY PHOTOS MONTAGE BY DARLENE WILLIAMS Students and staff at Hilltop Elemen tary School celebrated Homecomingfive days strong. The fun and excite ment – and school pride – includeddress-up days for super heroes, camo,extreme orange and blue, crazy hairand, in keeping with the big event’stheme, Broadway.


4-City News By Henrietta Benson 448-6737 October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A11–H ARDEE L IVING – soc10:18c PHOTO BY JIM KELLY Opal Knight observed her 100th birthday on Oct. 7,2018. On Sunday, Oct. 14, she celebrated the occasionat her home on Knight Road in Wauchula with manymembers of her family. OPAL KNIGHT TURNS 100 COURTESY PHOTO Great-grandchildren are from left (sitting) Braden and Brooklyn Tyson and (stand ing) Mady, Matt and Macy Tyson and Lucy Stone. PHOTO BY JIM KELLY From left are daughter Carol Stone, Opal Knight, and daughter Martha Tyson. Manyknow Opal as "Nuni." She has lived in Hardee County all of her life and in her pres ent home for 71 years. Her husband was the late Doyle Knight. COURTESY PHOTO Grandchildren, from left, are Will and Doyle Tyson andJulie Stone. COURTESY PHOTO This birthday cake helped celebrate Opal Knight's reaching the century mark. Sunday, Oct. 28th • 10 a.m.Pioneer Village770 Alton Carlton Road • WauchulaReception to follow. In your strength I can crush anyarmy; with my God I can scale anywall. Psalm 18:29 NLT Shannon Cleveland LYDIA’SHOUSEANNOUNCESTHEGRADUATIONOF soc10:18c October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Out Breakfast was Saturday at Polk StreetCommunity Center, hosted byMt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church of Bartow. Mistress of Ceremonies, Renae Jackson;opening remarks, First LadyMae Farley. Sister Faye Lustergave the welcome and prayerfor breakfast food. Dance Min istry by Katina Mills; GirleneMcWhorter Brown of Tampa,sister of the speaker, gave theintroduction of Sister ShirlyonJoyce McWhorter of Miami.Voncia Rogers Lyons rendereda solo. Shirlyon McWhorter is a native of Wauchula. She’s aformer Miami-Dade CountyCourt judge and assistant stateattorney. She now serves as thechief diversity officer atFlorida International Univer sity. Happy birthday to Artis Baker on his 60th last week end, with a party and dinnerwith family, the Bakers fromHinesville, Ga. Unity Church Sunday School was Sunday at ChesterGrove Missionary BaptistChurch. John Baker of Hinesville, Ga., visited with his brother,Artis Baker, and family. Heleft Saturday. Vincent Brown of Cocoa visited with relatives last Fri day and Saturday, the Kemps, Jacksons, Bensons, Greenesand others. He enjoyed Fridayevening at the Homecominggame with other relatives herefrom Sebring and Tampa. Sick: Owen Faulk Jr., Mary Hines, Tomeka Rodriquez,Clarence Lewis and WillieReddics. Let’s keep them inprayer. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of ProsperFrancois, 61, who passed Sept.25. Visitation was Saturdaymorning at 9, service followedat 10 at St. Michael CatholicChurch. Visitation was Friday and service Saturday at Mt. GilboaMissionary Baptist Church forMother Elnora Gibson, 90years old, who passed Oct. 1. Willie Reddics is in the hos pital in Sebring. The wedding reception for Dan and Sylvia will be thisSaturday 4-7 p.m. at TheChurch of Jesus Christ of Lat ter-Day Saints, 1958 9th StreetSE, Winter Haven. Continue prayers for all af fected by Hurricane Michael. Don’t Be Left Out! HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM


A12 The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2018–H ARDEE L IVING – Congratulations on your Retirement! T he family of Rick Eagerton would like to acknowledge how proud we are of him as he retires from 31 years of fire & EMS service. He served his first yearat DeSoto County and 30 years at Hardee County. We are thankful for hisdedication to not only our county, but as the provider of our family. Wewitnessed the many hours of preparation for – fire school, AS degree in fire science, and AS degree in paramedic medicine. After beginning this career,every 3rd day for 24 hours he would be gone. So it will be nice to have him home more often! A big thanks also goes out to his partners and co-workers (fire/rescue family) that haslabored with him to serve the county. Manytimes just knowing your partner “has your back”brings a sense of security during the moststressful situations. Above all, we would like tothank our Heavenly Father, Jesus – Rick’s #1 Partner, who has protected and been with himin every fire, on every call, during everyhurricane, and many long days and nights. Somany thanks goes to the One who has broughtmy husband and children’s father home onemore time –(the last time). We Love You, Lisa, Kaitlyn & Jake, William & Julie soc10:18p We’re back to regular hours! Starting Monday, Oct. 22 Mon.—Sat. 6am-8pm Sunday 7am-2pm Have a Jesus filled day! P P i i o o n n e e e e r r R R e e s s t t a a u u r r a a n n t t U.S. Hwy 17 & St. Rd. 64 • Zolfo Springs 735-0726 soc10:18c 8251 C REWSVILLE R D • Z OLFO S PRINGS HOMECOMINGSUNDAY• OCTOBER28 10:30 a.m. (no Sunday School) Guest Speaker BROTHERJAYCOOK Special Music By THEGULFSTATEQUARTETD INNER O N T HE G ROUNDS & O LD F ASHIONED F ELLOWSHIPFAMILY& FRIENDSINVITED~ COMEJOINUS Happy 120th Anniversary Crewsville Bethel Baptist Church soc10:18,25c Crewsville Bethel Baptist Church Greetings from Fort Green!The last two days have been wonderful. Sat urday morning was perfect even though it didget hot during the day, and Sunday morningbegan the same way. Faye Davis called me and said it did not get over 50 all day Saturday and they had a perfectday to make old-fashioned apple butter outsideover a fire, using a copper kettle and woodenpaddles. She said they made 89 pints andjoined several neighbor families listening tocountry home-played music and enjoying soupand other good cold-weather food. I really goofed up and did not remember the birthday of my son-in-law, Allen Eures. He andAvie enjoyed the weekend in Orlando celebrat ing. His Aunt Brenda did not forget and madehim a beautiful as well as delicious red velvetcake. Since that is Sherman’s favorite cake theyshared a couple of slices with us. Some peoplemake pretty cakes and this was three layerswith perfectly spread icing. The last time Imade a pretty cake was probably at some of mydaughter’s birthday parties, and back then Icould just do things better! I can remember what I did 22 years ago on Oct. 11. Faye Chancey and I went to WinterHaven to see her first granddaughter! I had the“privilege” of being the first to change her di apers. My only claim to fame but when some thing needs doing, I usually go ahead and doit! Makayla has made a beautiful young lady,who is very smart and already graduated fromUCF. Colin Cooper probably will not be visiting his cousin, Sherman, as much as he has been,as he moved his cows from the pasture in frontof our home. I really enjoyed looking at thecows, talking to them and even naming some,and when I called their name they looked upand started toward me! Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Sherry Miller as she made her finaljourney over the weekend. She will be missedamong other things for her musical talent. If you know anyone that has ties to Mexico Beach it becomes more personal. A friend hasin-laws living there and the father has COPD.He had evacuated to the local hospital and bythe time his son arrived he had been moved tothe hospital in Destin. He and his wife aregoing to their daughter’s until things get better.Please pray for them in your other prayers for the locals. Wayne Faulkner, our tree man, is up there and his wife said, quoting Wayne, that it took him five hours cutting trees out of the way toget to a home that was in trouble. He was gladto be able to help them. Congratulations to Roy and Wendy Pette way for winning the CARES. They told metheir son won the Young Farmers Award for theFarm Bureau. Both of these awards mean theyare doing everything correctly. We have had beautiful bulletins at church re cently. Barbara Casey is typing and printing on her equipment and thinks the color is prettier. It is, but of course colored print is more expen sive and the church preferred black and whitewhen copied at church. I learned something yesterday. The Poker Run that is held annually and sponsored by theRotary Club benefits the honor flights for the veterans that allows them to go to Washington and see the different memorials. This is a goodbenefit for these men and women that havegiven so much to defend our great USA! Mary Bargeron was not at church as she had cataract surgery and is still recovering. GinnyOden had knee surgery. Sonni O’Neal has beencalled to Clarksville, Ga., because her father isnow under hospice. Harold Childress is justgetting worse, per his sister-in-law. On a happynote, Barbara Brannan’s daughter, Debbie AnnCarrie, came through her surgery well with bet ter outcome than previously expected. She didnot have to have her hip replaced only somespurs removed. Reuben McQuaig is still hav ing tests and just not well. Please pray forthese. DeWayne Willis will preach at Fort Green on the 28th of this month. We are still looking for a permanent pastor. The drop a dime program will end the last of the month, Oct. 31. The goal is $350. If wereach the goal Joe and Dollene Fields will cookbreakfast for the entire church. So far, we arenot even halfway there! Everyone needs to pay attention to the up coming election and make sure you go andvote. This is very important. Someone said thatover 50,000 Christians did not vote in the last primary. All Christians certainly should vote. If you do not vote, you are, in theory, votingfor the one you like the least! Please pray for each other and our nation. Fort Green News By Rilla Cooper 773-6710 COURTESY PHOTOS The Hardee County Education Foundation will host its annual fundraising auctionSaturday, Nov. 3, starting at 5 p.m. at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center. Thisyear’s fundraiser efforts will support the school district’s media centers. There willbe more than 150 items that will be auctioned off. A child-size outdoor dollhouseand an Adirondack chair with lounger are just a couple of the items that will be upfor bids. AUCTION ITEMS COURTESY PHOTO The House of Praise celebrated the graduation of its pastor, Mark Anthony Hemm,on Sept. 2 with a ceremony bestowing his degree in biblical studies. Hemm grad uated with honors from Kingdom Life University. There to present his degree wereuniversity founder and president Dr. Jerry Brandt and Dr. John Knight. Hemm tookup the two-year educational program to be better equipped to lead his congrega tion to further growth in spiritual matters. Shown with the diploma are (from left)Knight, Hemm and Brandt. Kingdom Life University will soon set up a satelliteschool at the House of Praise for others who would like to further their educationat an accredited school. The church is located at 3920 Murray Road in BowlingGreen. BIBLICAL STUDIES DEGREE On This Day:• In 1492 Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall on a Caribbean island he names San Salvador (likely Watling Island, Bahamas).The explorer believes he has reached East Asia• In 1609 Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice" published in London • In 1773 America's first asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disor dered Minds' in Virginia• In 1823 Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)


October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate A13 EFW Elite Florida Wrestling Sponsored By MobiWeb and Triangle Auto Salvage Saturday December 1 • 7 pm Nickerson /Ullrich Building Tickets: $25 at the door • $20 in advance children 10 & under free For More Info call 863-245-4022 soc10:18p A-1 SAFARI GLASS 300 N. Florida Ave. • Wauchula 863-773-3434 Now offering AUTO WINDOW TINTING in the Hardee County area. Let us help you beat the summer heat. Call for a FREEquote. For All Your Glass Needs Commercial –Residential –Auto License # SCC131151430 • Insuredsoc10:18c – H ARDEE L IVING – Fifthand sixth-generation father and son Roy L. and R.Roy Petteway of Petteway Cit rus & Cattle were honored fortheir environmental steward ship with a County Alliancefor Responsible Environmen tal Stewardship award on Oct.11. Petteway Citrus & Cattle began in 1900 and has growninto a premier citrus and cattleenterprise in Hardee and Polkcounties. This father and son duo have implemented Best Manage ment Practices since the mid-2000s to reduce water andnutrient use and improve waterquality throughout their prop erty. Some of the state-of-the-art BMPs implementedinclude micro-jet irrigation inall of their oranges groves andmoisture monitors to preventoverwatering and leaching offertilizer beyond the root zone.Through soil tests, leaf analy ses, fertigation applicationsand computer-operatedsprayers, they only apply nu trients that are truly needed. For more than 20 years, the Petteways have rotated cattledaily to graze on fresh, tendergrass and reduce impacts onthe land. Water troughs are ro tated to ensure adequate spacebetween cattle and their watersource. To protect wildlife habitat, the farm maintains wildlifecorridors on the perimeters ofthe property and uses pre scribed burning on native pas tures. These practices allow avariety of birds and smallgame to build thriving habi tats. When the Petteways are not working in the grove or work ing cattle, they are educatingthe public on the importance ofagriculture’s role in conservingnatural resources. The CARES program was established by Florida FarmBureau and the SuwanneeRiver Partnership in 2001 torecognize superior natural re source conservation by agri cultural producers. Theprogram relies on action byfarmers and ranchers to imple ment state-of-the-art naturalresource management systems,or Best Management Practices,on their properties. “Florida’s farmers and ranchers answer the call toprotect our environment whilealso producing our food sup ply,’ said Florida Farm BureauCARES coordinator CaceeHilliard. Florida farmers and ranchers depend upon the life-sustain ing capacity of the natural re sources they manage tomaintain their livelihoods.Nearly 800 agriculturistsstatewide have received theCARES award since the pro gram was established. Award Goes To Petteways COURTESY PHOTO Florida Farm Bureau Federation awarded Petteway Citrus & Cattle with a 2018CARES designation and sign at the Hardee County Farm Bureau Federation AnnualMeeting last week. Dear Editor: Donald Gray recently re ceived a plaque for his serviceto the Hardee County Licens ing Board. He served on theboard during its initial startupback in 1972 and remained amember until 2016. Donald was born in Wauchula in 1943 and hasbeen a lifelong Hardee Countynative. He grew up workingwith his father's electrical busi ness learning the trade. In 1965 he was drafted into the Army where he was sta tioned in Germany, SoutheastAsia and Vietnam where heserved 12 months and 19 daysworking in various electricalpositions ranging from missilesilos to large generators. Afterserving faithfully in the Armyhe returned to Wauchula tostart his own business. Donald started Donald Gray Electrical in 1970 and at thesame time married his wifeYolanda. They are now ontheir 48th year of marriage. Hehas one daughter, a son-inlawand two grandchildren ages 14and 22. Donald and Yolandaattend Faith Temple Church ofGod here in Wauchula. Being self-employed and working in the electrical field has had several ups and downsalong with industry changes.He jokes about rememberinghis first year in business; theirtotal income was $10,000 withtotal expenses of $9,200. Backthen, he said we didn't havesmoke detectors, ground faultreceptacles or childproof re ceptacles to install. PVC wasnot used so the standard wasEMT pipe (electrical metallictubing). Building codes were quite different. You could have sixreceptacles on one circuit andnow you can have twelve.When working under woodenhouses years ago in the crawlspace you would lay on a pieceof cardboard larger than yourbody to help insulate you fromthe ground and not get shockedsince the power was still on. One time while working at a dairy, lightening hit some dis tance away, but traveled under ground and stuck the neutralwire he had in a pair of pliersand made it hot resulting infusing the pliers together.Lucky for him he was notbadly hurt. "Work was done on a hand shake with no formal con tract." Even jobs up to $50,000were often done this way. Times have changed; you justcan't do that anymore Donaldworked with local contractorslike Billy Sasser, John Boyette,C.C. Searcy, David Spencer,Charles Nicholson and com pleted jobs for all the Nicker son Dairies. Donald went into partner ship with Mark Moye andCharlie Newman in 2004forming CDM Services, whothen expanded and diversifiedthe electrical business to in clude appliance repair and air-conditioning repairs. Hecontinued to grow the businessbefore retiring in 2016. He can now be found taking part in his great stress re liever— skeet shooting, whichhe is very good at. His favoriterange is Quail Creek in Okee chobee. He is also a memberof the Wauchula MasonicLodge. I first met Donald when I went before the licensingboard in 1979 to get a masonrylicense and was told I had totake a block test, which I did,and went before him and oth ers a few months later to getapproved. As a young man Iwas blessed to have servedwith him on the board and tobe mentored by men like Don ald Gray who has always con ducted himself as aprofessional, both on and offthe licensing board. P.S. He still beats me at skeet shooting. Lavon CobbBoard Member Hardee County Licensing Board Wauchula Letter To The Editor Donald Gray Honored By Hardee Licensing Board Donald Gray NOTICE OF INITIAL CERTIFICATION OF TAX ROLL Pursuant to section 193.122(2), Florida Statutes, Kathy L Crawford, Property Appraiserof Hardee County hereby gives notice to all taxpayers and owners of both real andpersonal property that the initial 2018 Hardee County Tax Rolls have been extendedto show the tax attributable to all taxable property and that said tax rolls were certifiedfor collection to the Tax Collector on October 16, 2018. 10:18c Public Notice REVISED DATES Per Florida Statute 101.62 (2), the Canvassing Board will meet on the following datesto canvass Vote-By-Mail Ballots: Monday, November 05, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.Thursday, November 08, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.These meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Hardee county publicLibrary meeting room located at 315 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, FL. 33873 Diane Smith Hardee County Supervisor of Elections Noticia Publica Fechas Refundido Por estatua de Florida 101.62 (2), la reunin de escrutinio se llevaran a cabo en lassiguiente fechas para al escrutinio de balatas: Lunes 5 de Noviembre 2018 a las 10:30 a.m.Martes 6 de Noviembre 2018 a las 5:00 p.m. Jueves 8 de Noviembre 2018 a las 2:00 p.m.Martes 13 de Noviembre 2018 a las 3:30 p.m.Las reuniones estn abiertas al publico y se llevaran a cabo enla sala de reuniones situado en la biblioteca publica de el Con dado Hardee, 315 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, FL. 33873 Diane Smith Condado de Hardee Supervisor de Elecciones 10:18,25c 10/18/2018Sun DataRise: 7:29 AMSet: 6:55 PMDay Length11 hrs. 26 mins.Moon DataRise: 3:37 PMSet: 1:54 AMOverhead: 9:11 PMUnderfoot: 8:48 AMMoon Phase68% Waxing GibbousMajor Times8:48 AM 10:48 AM9:11 PM 11:11 PMMinor Times1:54 AM 2:54 AM3:37 PM 4:37 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -410/19/2018Sun DataRise: 7:29 AMSet: 6:54 PMDay Length11 hrs. 25 mins.Moon DataRise: 4:15 PMSet: 2:47 AMOverhead: 9:57 PMUnderfoot: 9:34 AMMoon Phase76% Waxing GibbousMajor Times9:34 AM 11:34 AM9:57 PM 11:57 PMMinor Times2:47 AM 3:47 AM4:15 PM 5:15 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -4 10/20/2018Sun DataRise: 7:30 AMSet: 6:53 PMDay Length11 hrs. 23 mins.Moon DataRise: 4:51 PMSet: 3:40 AMOverhead: 10:41 PMUnderfoot: 10:19 AMMoon Phase84% Waxing GibbousMajor Times10:19 AM 12:19 PM10:41 PM 12:41 AMMinor Times3:40 AM 4:40 AM4:51 PM 5:51 PMPredictionHunting or FishingAverageTime ZoneUTC: -410/21/2018Sun DataRise: 7:31 AMSet: 6:52 PMDay Length11 hrs. 21 mins.Moon DataRise: 5:26 PMSet: 4:33 AMOverhead: 11:25 PMUnderfoot: 11:03 AMMoon Phase90% Waxing GibbousMajor Times11:03 AM 1:03 PM11:25 PM 1:25 AMMinor Times4:33 AM 5:33 AM5:26 PM 6:26 PMPredictionHunting or FishingGoodTime ZoneUTC: -4 10/22/2018Sun DataRise: 7:31 AMSet: 6:51 PMDay Length11 hrs. 20 mins.Moon DataRise: 6:01 PMSet: 5:28 AMOverhead: --:--Underfoot: 11:48 AMMoon Phase96% Waxing GibbousMajor Times--:---:--11:48 AM 1:48 PMMinor Times5:28 AM 6:28 AM6:01 PM 7:01 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -410/23/2018Sun DataRise: 7:32 AMSet: 6:50 PMDay Length11 hrs. 18 mins.Moon DataRise: 6:36 PMSet: 6:23 AMOverhead: 12:10 AMUnderfoot: 12:33 PMMoon Phase99% Waxing GibbousMajor Times12:10 AM 2:10 AM12:33 PM 2:33 PMMinor Times6:23 AM 7:23 AM6:36 PM 7:36 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetterTime ZoneUTC: -4 10/24/2018Sun DataRise: 7:32 AMSet: 6:49 PMDay Length11 hrs. 17 mins.Moon DataRise: 7:13 PMSet: 7:20 AMOverhead: 12:56 AMUnderfoot: 1:20 PMMoon Phase100% FULL MOONMajor Times12:56 AM 2:56 AM1:20 PM 3:20 PMMinor Times7:20 AM 8:20 AM7:13 PM 8:13 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBestTime ZoneUTC: -410/25/2018Sun DataRise: 7:33 AMSet: 6:48 PMDay Length11 hrs. 15 mins.Moon DataRise: 7:53 PMSet: 8:18 AMOverhead: 1:44 AMUnderfoot: 2:09 PMMoon Phase99% Waning GibbousMajor Times1:44 AM 3:44 AM2:09 PM 4:09 PMMinor Times8:18 AM 9:18 AM7:53 PM 8:53 PMPredictionHunting or FishingBetter++Time ZoneUTC: -4 Solunar Forecast Provided courtesy of AARP Seeks Tax Volunteers AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteers for the upcom ing tax season to help pro vide a free, individualized,much-needed service topeople in the community.Volunteers will be trained,so no experience is neces sary. Volunteer opportunities include tax volunteers, whowork directly with taxpayersto fill out tax returns, andgreeters, who help withoverall paperwork andmanage the flow of service.Sign up to volunteer Blood Drive This Saturday Oneblood will have a blood drive bus at HardeeCounty Fire Rescue, 149K.D. Revell Road inWauchula, this Saturdayfrom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An IDis required to donate. Donors will get a free wellness check, which in cludes blood pressure,pulse, iron count and cho lesterol screening, and afree Halloween T-shirt. Youcan make an appointmentby going to oneblood and using thesponsor code 39239. Walk-ups will also be accepted. Medicare Open Enrollment Help Hardee Help Center is hosting a Medicare enroll ment event on Monday,Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. A SHINE – ServingHealth Insurance Needs ofElders – counselor will beproviding counseling andinformation about Medicareenrollment. Appointments are re quired. Call (800) 963-5337for an appointment. Theprogram is by the SeniorConnection Center Inc. TheHardee Help Center is at713 E. Bay St. in Wauchula. Roundup • When an infrared beam is used in a motion detector, it will pick up a person's body temper ature of 98.6 degrees compared to the cooler walls and floor. If the room is too hot, the motiondetector won't register a change in the radiated heat of that person's body when it enters theroom and breaks the infrared beam. Your home's safety might be compromised if you turn your air conditioning off or set the thermostat too high while on summer vacation.


A14 The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2018 V OTE HORTON F OR H ARDEE C OUNTY J UDGE Imagine you or a loved one is arrested and wrongfully accused of a crime. What type ofexperience do you want the judge to have whenhe was a lawyer? Do you want a judge who never tried a jury trial and rarely practiced criminal law as a lawyer? Or,do you want a judge who is a Florida Bar BoardCertified Criminal Trial Lawyer with over 4,000criminal cases and over 52 jury trials? Jury and courtroom experience is the right experience for a county judge. E XPERIENCEAND C HANGEFOR H ARDEE Please Vote Horton Nov. 6th! Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Horton, non partisan, candidate for Hardee County Judge 10:18c The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District(SWFWMD) announces the fol lowing public meeting to whichall interested persons are in vited:Weeki Wachee Natural Sys tem Carrying Capacity StudyPublic Workshop: The South west Florida Water Manage ment District is hosting apublic workshop in coordina tion with Hernando County,Florida Department of Envi ronmental Protection and thethird-party consultant con ducting the Weeki WacheeNatural System Carrying Ca pacity Study. The purpose ofthe workshop is to explain tothe public the intent andprocess/methodology of thestudy, and to allow the publicto provide feedback aboutriver use.DATE/TIME: Thursday, Nov. 8,2018; 4:00 p.m.PLACE: Coast Guard AuxiliaryMeeting Hall, 4340 CalientaStreet, Hernando Beach, FL34607A copy of the agenda may beobtained by contacting: Water – Boards, Meetings& Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211.The Southwest Florida WaterManagement District (District)does not discriminate on thebasis of disability. This nondis crimination policy involves everyaspect of the District’s functions,including access to and partici pation in the District’s programsand activities. Anyone requiringreasonable accommodation asprovided for in the Americanswith Disabilities Act should con tact the District’s Human Re sources Bureau Chief, 2379Broad St., Brooksville, FL34604-6899; telephone (352)796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FLonly), ext. 4703; or email ADA you are hearing or speech im paired, please contact theagency using the Florida RelayService, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD)or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).If any person decides to appealany decision made by theBoard/Committee with respectto any matter considered at thismeeting or hearing, he/she willneed to ensure that a verbatimrecord of the proceeding ismade, which record includesthe testimony and evidencefrom which the appeal is to beissued. For more information, you maycontact: James.Fine@Water; 1(800)423-1476 (FLonly) or (352)796-7211, x4213(Ad Order EXE0646) 10:18c POWERFUL HELP COURTESY PHOTO Peace River Electric Cooperative is sending nine linemen plus needed vehicles and equipment to Madison toassist Tri-County Electric Cooperative with power-line repairs in four counties in the aftermath of HurricaneMichael. Getting ready to head north to the affected areas are (from left) Armando Alvarez, Rick Tyrrell, RyanLassiter. Ryan Rupp, James Perry, Cole Clanton, Earl Gaskins, Jimmy Sasser and Shawn Leite. They, along withall PRECO linemen, are wearing pink hardhats in October to show their support for breast cancer research.The linemen are prepared to work 16-hour shifts and are bringing five bucket trucks, two digger derrick trucks,two flatbed trucks, two pole trailers and one side-by-side all-terrain vehicle with them. TOP TESTERS PHOTO BY TOM STAIK The School Board of Hardee County recognized 19 students on Sept. 27 for earning perfect scores on lastyear’s Florida Standards Assessments. Weston Trott was the only Hardee County student to earn perfect scoresin multiple subject areas, in grade-five mathematics and science. Also recognized were: Drew Beattie, grade-seven mathematics; Jaymie Chancey, grade-four mathematics; William Cornell, grade-five science; Katie Dayfert,U.S. history end-of-course exam; Aaron Desantiago; grade-five mathematics; Tony Guerrero, U.S. history end-of-course exam; Weimar Hernandez; grade-three mathematics; Jose Hernandez-Cordero, grade-four mathe matics; Jessica Kunkel, grade-10 language arts assessment; Kenny Mendieta-Arvizu, grade-four mathematics;Paris Mitchell, grade-four mathematics; Wendy Juarez-Morales, grade-four mathematics; James Neel, U.S. his tory end-of-course exam; Dakota Nicalek, biology end-of-course exam; Samuel Palmer, grade-five mathematics;Lori Paniagua; grade-four mathematics; Jordyn Southall, grade-eight language arts; and Mike Trevino, U.S. his tory end-ofcourse exam. MONDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, scone, french toaststicks, fruit and milk Lunch: hot dog (k-12), PB&J (k-12), mozzarella pin wheel (k-12), cheeseburger (6-12), pan pizza (6-12), bakedbeans (k-12) cucumbers, gar den salad (6-12), fruit and milk TUESDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, eggs w/cheese &bacon on flat bread, pancakeballs, juice, fruit and milk Lunch: cheese pizza (k-12), PB&J (k-12), monterey turkeysub (k-12), chicken sandwich(6-12), spicy chicken sand wich (6-12), carrots (k-12), mashedpotatoes (k-12), garden salad(6-12), fruit and milk WEDNESDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, omelet, bananabread, fruit and milk Lunch: cheeseburger (k12), PB&J (k-12), beef/beanburrito (k-12), Swan’s FrenchBread pizza, broccoli, greenbeans, garden salad (6-12),fruit and milk THURSDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, donut holes, chicken biscuit, fruit and milk Lunch: pasta w/meat sauce (k-12), PB&J (k-12), stuff crustpizza (k-5), Big Daddy pizza(6-12), chicken nuggets (6-12), buffalo chicken chunks(6-12), celery, garden salad (k-12), corn, fruit and milk FRIDAY Breakfast: cereal & graham crackers, breakfast tornado,pumpkin bread, fruit and milk Lunch: chicken sandwich (k-12), PB&J (k-12), chicken &cheese taquito (k-12), calzonecheese (6-12), french fries (k-12), cole slaw (k-12), fruit andmilk School Menu DEAR PAW'S CORNER: What happened to all of thepets that were caught up inthe terrible flooding thatstruck North and South Car olina after Hurricane Flo rence last month? —Sarah in Tallahassee, Florida DEAR SARAH: While Hurricane Florence's massiverainfall caused loss of lifethroughout the region, includ ing humans, pets and livestock,shelters in the Carolinas and inneighboring states put on amassive coordinated effort toget as many pets out of harm'sway as possible before thestorm hit. Dogs, cats and other animals that were already in shelterswaiting to be adopted wereevacuated to other states, evenas far away as Minnesota. Thatmade room for pets whoseowners needed to evacuate tofacilities that wouldn't allowpets, as well as pets rescuedduring the storm. The evacua tion began days before thestorm hit. As the waters recede, owners are reclaiming their pets fromshelters. For example, the Pitt County, North Carolina, animal shelter housed at least 224 petsduring the storm; all but fourare back home. (Residents had10 days after the last humanshelter closed to pick up theirpets.) The four dogs remaining likely will be put up for adop tion. In other areas where flood waters were slow to recede, shelters are caring for the ani mals as best they can until theirfamilies are able to take them back. Volunteers are pitching inwhere they can. And these shelters will need help after the waters recede.Consider donating money orsupplies directly to shelters inthe area, or even in your homestate where evacuated pets maybe housed. Cause for Paws of NC is coordinating many dona tion efforts in North Carolina, and other national organiza tions are involved, too.Send your questions, comments or tips to (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Paw’s Corner By Sam Mazzotta 1. Is the book of 2 Thessa lonians in the Old or New Tes tament or neither? 2. In Song of Solomon 2:1, the Shulamite calls herself twokinds of flowers, the rose andthe ...? Daisy, Lily, Cinnamon,Sage 3. From Titus 1, Paul wrote, "Unto the pure all things are..."? Gold, Righteous, Worthy,Pure 4. What archangel is men tioned by name in the book ofJude? Gabriel, Silas, Michael,Melchizedek ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Lily; 3) Pure; 4) Michael"Test Your Bible Knowledge,"featuring 1,206 multiple-choice questions by columnistWilson Casey, is now availablein stores and online. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Bible Trivia By Wilson Casey SUBSCRIPTIONS MAKE EXCELLENT GIFTS Do You Have A Friend or Family Member With A Birthday or Anniversary Child In College or The Military Surprise Them With a Gift Subscription to The Herald-Advocate A Little Touch of “Home” Delivered Every Week Herald-Advocate Hardee County’s Hometown Coverage 115 S. 7th Avenue • Post Office Box 338 • Wauchula, Florida 33873 (863) 773-3255 • 863-773-0657 Fax • The • It was American author and futurist Alvin Toffler whomade the following sage ob servation: "Profits, likesausages, are esteemed mostby those who know least aboutwhat goes into them." • Those who live in the state of Minnesota might want tokeep in mind that in that stateit's against the law to sleepwith no clothes on. (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Strange But True By Samantha Weaver


By SANDY SCOTT For The Herald-Advocate When we stayed at a campground in Colorado Springs, we were surprised to see a number of mule deer that came veryclose to the fence separating a small housing project from th e campground. The manager explained that twin mule deerwere born at the lower end of the campground and the motherand the twins stay around the area. Fort Collins, Colorado, is about 50 miles north of Denver and is situated at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Ita midsize college city, home to Colorado State University,and has a beautiful downtown area of its “Old Town”. We spent an entire day in Fort Collins searching out four points of interest items. The first item on the agenda was theGiant Campbell’s Soup Can made famous by pop-art artistAndy Warhol. It sits in front of the Colorado State UniversityPerforming Arts Center. Now, this wasn’t difficult to locate;however since the college is on a neighborhood street therewas no parking for a truck and 22-foot travel trailer. So, noth ing else to do but to take out walking down the street, camerain hand to take a picture of the famous soup can. The next place to find was the statue of Annie the Railroad Dog. That spot,too, was not dif ficult to locate asit sits in front ofthe public li brary. The storyof Annie is an in teresting one.When railroadbrakeman ChrisDemuth discov ered a scrawnydog outside aTimnath black smith shop in1934, he broughther back to Fort Collins and named her Annie. For years after, she greetedevery passenger arriving in Fort Collins, becoming a mascotfor the town. Annie died in 1948 and was buried in front of the railroad station so we began looking for that “point of interest” in FortCollins. Still, it was somewhat difficult circling the downtownstreets with the truck and travel trailer, so I told Oscar to letme out on the street where the burial place was located andto circle the block and I would look for him after pictureswere taken. After discovering from the city clerk’s office that I was ac tually just down the street from Annie’s grave, I was pleasedthat it was so close from where I was. The C&S Railroad runsdown the middle of the street with city offices, attorney of fices and various businesses lining one side of the street. Thebus terminal transporta tion center takes up acouple of blocks on theother side of the railroadtracks and was the once-upon-a-time railway sta tion. Annie’s burial placeis distinguished by ablack iron fence aroundthe tombstone in front ofthe bus terminal. So, with the location of Annie’s grave found, Iwalked back down to thecross-street three blocksaway where I had jumpedout of the truck andwaited for Oscar to showup from circling the block. I really did not want to go any far ther in either direction of Mason Street because I could havemissed him wherever he was. The problem was compoundedbecause in my haste to exit the truck I left my phone on thefront seat. When another half hour had lapsed, I now figured that Oscar had located a parking lot that would accommodate thevehicle, and then I began to think that maybe he had even gone to sleep not eventhinking that I would notknow where he parked. Imissed a police car thathad gone by which wasmy first idea. I startedwalking a block andfound a young man sit ting on a bench andasked to use his phone;however, the call went toOscar’s voice mail. AfterI thanked the young man,I walked back to the cor ner of Mountain andMason trying to deter mine how long I wasgoing to “stand on thecorner.” It was pretty in teresting to hear theclanging of the railroadcrossing on the signal where I was standing and watch the train as it chugged downthe middle of the street with its whistle blowing. After takingpictures as it traveled past me, I was back to my immediateproblem of how much longer I would be standing on this cor ner in Fort Collins. It reminded me of the song “Standing onthe Corner of Winslow, Arizona” and the street there with its famous mural that we visited once. It wasn’t too much longer, though, when I saw a City of Fort Collins vehicle stopped at the red light. After waivingmy hands to get his attention and telling the driver I neededhelp, he circled the block and listened to my predicament.The two employees were very kind and suggested I use theirphone and call my telephone number with the hopes thatOscar would answer it. When he did answer my phone, Iasked him where he was, and he said that he had found a placeon the bus terminal grounds which were only a few blocksaway on this main street. The guys had me get into their car,put the flashing lights on, and circled around the block head ing for the bus terminal. While they were driving the short distance I asked them what department they worked for and when they said “trafficparking,” I laughed and told them not to give my husband aparking ticket for where he was parked. I thanked them fortheir help and told them I was sure they were going to have alaugh over this situation at dinner that evening or at work thenext day. Back in the truck again, Oscar told me he even wentinto the TransitCompany officeand asked themif he could keepthe truck andtrailer therewhile he walkedthe streets look ing for me! Now, you would think wehad enough ofthese points ofinterest and ac tually Oscar probably had, but I had the last of the four that Ihad to locate. A water fountain with a sculpture of geese cir-cling it titled “Spirit of Fort Collins” was located in OldTown. Again, we had to locate the area that was known asOld Town. The street where the fountain is located is full ofshops and sidewalk cafes. I jumped out of the truck and onceagain instructed Oscar to just circle the block and I w ould look out for him. The fountain with the geese circling was lo cated in a small inlet just off from the main street and I wasable to see it immediately. This was in an artistic section of Old Town and a man play ing a multi-colored piano was performing next to the foun tain. This section of town includes a number of statues andsculptures intermingled with the cafes along the street, butthe interest of this particular one was that the name of theartist was Fort Collins resident, Sandy Scott! So obviously,I had to have a picture taken of me in front of it. I asked a lady sitting on abench if shewould take thepicture andpretty soon, shewas joined byseveral otherpassersby andshop owners! Now, the day in Fort Collins,Colorado, fi nally came to anend, and wecontinued ourtrip the next dayinto Wyoming.The scenerystarted out a lit tle drab and flatbut soon endedup with beauti ful cliffs. But the most interesting was the number of “prong horns” that we saw. The pronghorns are in a category by themselves even though many folks from Wyoming call them pronghorn an telopes. They resemble deer but have wide stripes on theirchest. Research discovered their closest living relatives areactually giraffes and more distant relatives are cattle, goats,sheep, antelopes and gazelles. They can run up to speeds of55 mph. While traveling through Wyoming, we sometimessaw as few as one or two grazing and herds of 20 to 25 alongthe Interstate. When we spotted them on side roads that wequite frequently traveled, they didn’t seem in a hurry and asa matter of fact it was as though they were posing for me asI snapped their pictures. We spent several days in Wyoming, of course, which in cluded Yellowstone National Park and Laramie. Cherokee,Wyoming is located in the very southern corner of Wyomingwithin a few miles from the Colorado border to the south andthe Nebraska border to the east. Taking the trolley tour of Cherokee, I discovered a number of huge cowboy boot statues around the town. Taking on the title “These Boots are Made for Talking,” this was a fundrais ing project of the Cheyenne Depot Museum Foundation, and the boots were produced by local artists. A number of these eight-foot tall cowboy boots were placed in and around down town Cheyenne in the summer of 2004. The one in front of the entrance of the former Union Pa cific Train Depot and current railroad museum depicts a speeding steam engine. A second boot at this same location includes the names of all of the governors of the state. The19 boots are located all over the downtown area, and eachone is unique with different colors and paintings. This projectis not unlike many other fundraisers including the panda stat ues located around Washington, D.C. and the swans in Lake land. Sacajawea Cemetery atFort Washakie ison the WindRiver Reserva tion near Lan der, Wyoming.It is the burialplace of theLewis and ClarkShoshone guide,Sacajawea. Shetraveled withthe expeditionthousands ofmiles fromNorth Dakota to the Pacific Ocean. Her two children areburied beside her, and farther up the hill is a statue of the 24-year old Sacajawea holding a sand dollar which she foundalong the shores of the Pacific Ocean and would later be wornaround the neck of Chief Washakie, a prominent lead er of the Shoshone people. Our final destination in Cherokee before leaving this beau tiful and one-time wild and wooly west town of Wyoming was that of the Terry Bison Ranch. F.E. Warren was the first territorial governor of Wyoming. He purchased the ranchfrom Charles Terry in 1885. The ranch was the “South Head quarters” of the Warren Livestock Company. They ran sheep and cattle and also bred and raised sheepdogs, which werenationally acclaimed. By 1988 Warren Livestock owned 3,000 cattle and 60,000 sheep, and by 1890 Warren was the richest person in Wyoming. President Theodore Roosevelt visited Cheyenne, Wyoming several times and stayed at the Terry Ranch as a guest of War rens in 1903 and 1910, and General John “Blackjack” Persh ing visited the ranch frequently. The size of the ranch now is 27,500 acres and stretches into Colorado. It is home to ap proximately 2,500 head of American Bison and is now ownedby a huge conglomerate. After walking around the ranch and viewing the trail horses, chickens and peacocks, we boarded one of the severalself-made trains that traveled through part of the ranch wherewe viewed and fed some of the bison as well as a few camels along the trail. A guide explained the history of the ranch as the bison ran behind the train. There are five of these trips daily, and the train is supplied with buckets of food that the guests were able to feed to the bison while the train wasstopped for about an hour. After the train trip and bison feed ing, we had dinner at “Senators” Restaurant where we bothordered bison steaks. The end had come to the beautiful and historic state which crossed the Continental Divide and the Oregon Trail, and at this writing we arenow beginning ourtrip through Ne braska where wewill ultimately tourthe farm owned byHardee County’sDoc Hodges. The weather is beginning to getcold, and as a mat ter of fact it snowedin Casper,Wyoming while wewere travelingthrough Lander andCheyenne. Mostmornings were 30-33 degrees, and wehave now resortedto heat whileHardee County isstill suffering with80-90 degree tem peratures! Westward Ho (Again!) ... #3 COURTESY PHOTOS Mule deer walking down the street inRawlings, Wyomng. Wyoming Governors boots. Annie The Railroad Dog statueoutside the Fort Collins Li brary. Train coming down the street in Fort Collins. Sandy Scott in front of sculpture byartist “Sandy Scott” in Fort Collins. Sandy at Terry Ranch feedingbison. Bison at Terry Bison Ranch. Sacawagea gravesite in SacawageaCemetery on Shoshonee Reservation. Pronghorns in Wyoming. Near, Laramie, Wyoming. Yellowstone National Park. The Campbell Soup Can inFort Collins.


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Herald-AdvocateThursday, October 18, 2018 B THE Cats Bite Bruins Ellis Hodges celebrates one of his three rushing touchdown on the night withQuintin Lindsey. Issac Moreno sacks Brian Coleman and causes a fumble. PHOTOS BY NOEY DESANTIAGO Senior Kaleb Floyd intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter. Griffin Clark recovers the fumble in the end zone for a touchdown to put the Wild cats up 27-13. James Pearson put down the hold as Leo Duarte prepares to kick. Duarte madeboth his field goal attempts from 41 and 35 yards. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The visiting Bayshore (Bradenton) High School Bru ins jumped out to a 13-8 leadearly in the second quarter be fore the Wildcats scored 29unanswered points to win 37-13 and improve to 7-0 for theseason and 3-0 in district play. The boys in orange and blue from Hardee Senior HighSchool have another districtmatchup this week with a tripto Southeast (Bradenton) HighSchool to face a team that is 4-3 on the year and 2-1 in districtcompetition. Head Coach Brian Kemp said the Hardee coaching staffcame up with another greatgame plan against the Bruins. “The guys believe in the coaches’ game plan and go outand play fast,” he said. Outside of the two big plays by Bayshore, Kemp was verypleased with how both the of fense and defense played. He said the key to beating Southeast will be containingtheir athletic quarterback andstopping the improved runninggame of the Seminoles. The Wildcats received to start the game and went downthe field on a nine-play, 66-yard drive capped off by a 23-yard touchdown run by EllisHodges, who rushed for 173yards on 23 carries with threescores. Hardee elected to go for two and James Pearson connectedwith Quintin Lindsey for thescore and the Wildcats led 8-0with 7:48 left in the openingquarter. Hardee’s defense, which gave up just 89 yards of of fense to Bayshore, forced aquick three-and-out. Three plays into the next drive, Pearson threw a swingpass in the left flat and CoreyVonborstel jumped in front ofthe pass and returned it 40yards for a touchdown. After a suc cessful PATkick,Bayshoretrailed 8-7with 3:11left in thefirstquarter. A holding penalty on the first play of the ensuing driveforced a Wildcat punt andBayshore took over from their42. On the first play of the sec ond quarter, Brian Colemanfound Le’Quayvaious Greeneopen behind the defense for a63-yard touchdown reception. The PAT was no good and Bayshore led 13-8 with 11:51left in the first half. Dylan Davis took the ensu ing kickoff at the 11yard lineand returned it out to theHardee 49 and a personal foulcall against Bayshore movedthe ball to the Bruins’ 36. Hardee’s offense took ad vantage of the short field andHodges scored his secondtouchdown of the game with a1-yard plunge up the middle. Leo Duarte made the PAT and Hardee led 15-13 with8:10 remaining in the secondquarter. Bayshore began the next drive from its 32 and two neg ative plays led to a quick punt. Cade Alexy broke through the line and blocked the kick,which bounced out of the endzone for a safety to make it 17-13 with 5:23 left to play in thehalf. Hodges returned the ensu ing kick all the way to theBayshore 23. Three plays later Pearson threw for Lindsey in the endzone but couldn’t get the ballover the safety and it was in tercepted by Coleman for atouchback. Bayshore picked up one first down after the turnoverand lined up to punt at theirown 26 before attempting afake on a run around the rightend by Eishiner Sanon butCaden Dunlap was waiting andmade the tackle to force aturnover on downs with 1:22left in the first half. Duarte came in and made a 41-yard field goal as time ex pired to give the Wildcats a 20-13 lead at the half. Bayshore received to start the second half and IssacMoreno sacked Coleman andcaused a fumble which waspicked up by Griffin Clark in the end zone for a touchdown. After the PAT kick by Duarte, Hardee pushed its leadto 27-13 with 10:17 left in thethird quarter. Sam Louis sacked Coleman on a third down pass attemptand the Bruins had to puntback to the Wildcats. Hardee’s offense picked up three first downs and droveinto Bayshore territory beforeHodges fumbles and it was re covered by the Bruins at their40. A personal foul penalty against the Wildcats moved theBruins into Hardee territorybefore Bayshore elected to gofor it on fourth-and-five andLouis dropped Coleman shortof the line to gain and forced aturnover on downs. Hodges ripped off a 29-yard run to move the Wildcatsacross midfield. The drive eventually stalled and Duarte came in to makehis second field goal of thenight, this one coming from 35yards out. Kaleb Floyd then inter cepted Coleman and returnedit to the Bayshore 40-yard linebut a personal foul penaltyagainst the Wildcats backed itup to the Hardee 48. Hodges then ran for 11 yards and a first down beforebreaking loose on a 38-yardtouchdown run up the middleto officially put the game outof reach. After the PAT, Hardee led 37-13 with less than five min utes remaining in the game. Matt Tyson sacked Cole man on a third down drop backand the Bruins elected to puntback to the Wildcats withunder two minutes remaining. The Wildcats were able to pick up one first down beforetaking a knee to end the game. Hardee expanded its roster by calling up 10 players fromthe junior varsity after theirseason ended last week. Kemp said the new addi tions will contribute on special teams and a few players could work their wayinto the of fensive and defensive rotations.


B2 The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2018 HARDEE BAYSHOREPASSING COMPLETIONS, ATTEMPTS AND INTERCEPTIONS 8-14-2 5-10-1 PASSING YARDS 47 87 RUSHING ATTEMPTS/ YARDS 36/238 26/2 TOTAL YARDS 285 89 TURNOVERS 3 2 FIRST DOWNS 14 6 PENALTIES, LOST YARDAGE 11-140 4-35 SCORING BY QUARTER: Hardee 8 12 7 10 37 Bayshore 7 6 0 0 13 Game Statistics HARDEE BARTOWPASSING COMPLETIONS, ATTEMPTS AND INTERCEPTIONS 7-10-0 7-15-1 PASSING YARDS 176 80 RUSHING ATTEMPTS/ YARDS 31/222 12/5 TOTAL YARDS 398 85 TURNOVERS 0 3 FIRST DOWNS 9 3 PENALTIES, LOST YARDAGE 10-96 7-63 SCORING BY QUARTER: Hardee 15 13 14 14 56 Bartow 0 6 0 0 6 Game Statistics5A DISTRICT 11 STANDINGSDistrict Overall Record Record Hardee 3-0 7-0 Southeast 2-1 4-3 Booker 2-1 3-4 DeSoto 2-1 5-2 Bayshore 0-3 3-4 Lemon Bay 0-3 1-6 Well football fans, as we head into late October there are some games between highly ranked teams that could shake up the rankings. We are passing the midway point of college foot balls season and it has been a good one. Alabama is the clear top team but anything can happen down the stretch. Florida and Georgia have bye weeks awaiting the big game next week. Un defeated teams are down to eight now. In an Upset Saturday where eight Top 25 teams fell to teams they should have beaten, Florida, USF and UCF also trailed and looked to fall as well. Vandy had the Gators number until the fourth quarter when UF pulled away for a 10 point vic tory. UCF trailed Memphis 30-14 before rallying for a 31-30 win. The USF Bulls played on Friday Night at Tulsa. They trailed 24-10 in the fourth quarter. Their unbeaten season looked over with. A score and missed extra point cut it to 24-16. Again they marched down to score cutting the lead to 24-22. A two point conversion failed with two minutes to go and it looked again like it was over. USF got a three and out. With a minute to go and desperation setting in, quarterback Barnett hit McCants at the 5yard line with five seconds to go. The winning field goal with two seconds left made it USF 25 Tulsa 24. Great comebacks by all three teams. Conference USA began the season raving about Lane Kiffin and his FAU Owls. Projections of the Owls getting the Access Bowl bid as the top NON-Power 5 team were rampant. Now, we see FAU sitting at 3-3 and traveling to Huntington, W.V. for the conference showdown game with Marshall. The Herd is 4-2 and both trail Butch Daviss FIU Panthers at 2-0 in conference at this point. Marshall is led by running back Tyler King of FT. Meade who is coming off back to back games of 165 yards and 195 yards. He is on pace for a 1,000 yard season. The Herd enters the game a 2 point favorite. The Hardee Wildcats are now 7-0 with three road games left before the playoffs. Two key district games with Southeast and DeSoto precede the regular season finale at Naples Barron Col lier. Southeast is 4-3 but have won all three of their home games. DeSoto sits at 5-2 as Bumper Hay continues to turn the Bulldogs around. Barron Collier is 7-1 at this point. The Cats naturally will take the one game at a time approach to end the season. Fans will keep fingers crossed for an unbeaten season and a run at a state championship. Good luck Wildcats. Now, lets look at this weeks bill o fare: 1. FAU at Marshall This game could determine the CUSA East Champion. The Herd is 1-2 at home but it is Home coming. Owls Singletary versus Herds Tyler King at running back will be fun to watch. Marshall 34 FAU 31 2. Alabama at Tennessee Vols fresh off a stunning win at Auburn try to Roll the Tide. Dont count on it. Alabama 48 Tennessee 17 3. Colorado at Washington Buffs fell on Upset Saturday and now travel to Washington. Not a good thing. Washington 41 Colorado 27 4. Michigan at Michigan State Spartans make it back to back upsets over Penn State and Michigan. Michigan State 33 Michigan 30 5. Oklahoma at TCU Sooners bounce back after Texas loss but it wont be easy. A new DC will be watched. Oklahoma 31 TCU 24 6. Auburn at Ole Miss War Eagles will be furious for a win after losing to Tennessee. Auburn 40 Ole Miss 20 7. North Carolina State at Clemson Wolfpack is the next unbeaten to go down. Good team but no threat to the ACC pow ers. Clemson 45 North Carolina State 27 8. Wake Forest at FSU Noles get an easy game to get back on the winning side at 4-3. FSU 38 Wake Forest 17 9. UCF at East Carolina Pirates are down this year. USF keeps that win streak going. UCF 51 East Carolina 14 10. Mississippi State at LSU Tigers are roaring back after knocking off Georgia. Baton Rouge on a Saturday Night rocks. LSU 41 Mississippi State 23 11. UConn at USF This isnt girls basketball. Bulls roll. USF 45 UConn 13 12. Vanderbilt at Kentucky UK continues their good sea son but Vandy gives them a little bit of a scare. Kentucky 30 Vanderbilt 23 13. Rice at FIU Panthers stay unbeaten in C-USA race with a win over hapless Rice Owls. They still have FAU and Marshall coming up. FIU 35 Rice 10 14. Kansas at Texas Tech Red Raiders outscore Jay Hawks. KU has improved but not enough to be competitive yet. Texas Tech 54 Kansas 27 15. Tulsa at Arkansas Hogs win one! Arkansas 38 Tulsa 23 16. Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bucs bounce back to the win column at home as the Baker Mayfield hype settles back to reality. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 Cleveland Browns 17 17. Detroit Lions at Miami Dolphins Fish seem rejuvenated with the quarterback change. Maybe they can turn the cor ner. Miami Dolphins 33 Detroit Lions 30 18. Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars Jags rebound with a win. Jacksonville Jaguars 38 Houston Texans 31 19. Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs regroup after the tough loss at New England. This team has a lot of weapons. Kansas City Chiefs 42 Cincinnati Bengals 24 20. New England Patriots at Chicago Bears Both teams are unbeaten at home. Can Brady get out of the Windy City with a victory? Chicago Bears 31 New England Patriots 30 Stump The SwamiBy John Szeligo The Hardee Junior High School seventh and eighth grade football team traveled to Sebrings Firemans Field Tuesday Oct. 9 to take on the Sebring Blue Streaks. The Wildcats came away with their fifth win of the sea son. Undefeated thus far, the HJH Cats are averaging 43.2 points per game while giving up 4 points a game to oppo nents. Hardee has posted three shutout games while giving up just a mere three touchdowns all season. Hardee started slow against Sebring and had their lowest halftime score of the season at 16-0 over the Streaks. The Wildcats did shake it off in the second half scoring 28 points bringing the running clock rule in for the fifth straight game. Sebring did manage to score a touchdown in the second half but missed the two point conversion. Hardees offense was again led by Wilney Francois with more than 200 yards rushing including touchdown runs of 85yards, 29 yards, and another 40-yard score. He also added a two point conversion and a 23-yard pass reception from Kellon Lindsey. Travis Olds had a good game with a 44-yard touch down run, another good 31yard pickup plus he added another touchdown by recov ering a fumble for a score. Jayce Kellogg did the same by recovering another fumble in the end zone for a touch down. Quarterback Kellon Lind sey ran for 23 yards while completing six passes for 35 yards. He also threw two con versions for another four points. Jordan Morales, Ryan Valdez and Tai Blandon all had good runs also. Blandon added a two point conversion to the cause. On defense, the Wildcats were led by Travis Olds with eight tackles while Jayden Daniels, Jose Ibanez, David Brown, Trenton Alfred, Ryan Valdez, Boone Pazzagalia, Kellon Lindsey and Wilney Francois were all credited with tackles in the victory.HJH FOOTBALLWildcats Blur Past Blue Streaks 1. Name two of the three Seattle Mariners who have been named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Game. 2. In how many seasons did Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan's combined total of walks and strikeouts exceed 500? 3. In 2016, LSU's Derrius Guice became the second player in SEC history to rush for 250-plus yards twice in a season. Who was the first? 4. When was the last time NBA teammates each tallied a triple-double in the same game? 5. In 2018, the Vegas Golden Knights became the third team in NHL history to win multiple playoff series in its first season. Name either of the first two. 6. Who was the last NASCAR Rookie of the Year to go on to win a season cham pionship later in his career? 7. The last time the U.S. tennis team played in consec utive Fed Cup finals before 2017-18 was in 2009-10, when it lost to the same country both years. Name the opponent. ANSWERS 1. Ken Griffey Jr. (1992), Ichiro Suzuki (2007) and Robinson Cano (2017). 2. Four times (1973, '74, '76 and '77). 3. Kentucky's Moe Williams, in 1995. 4. In 2007, the Nets' Vince Carter and Jason Kidd each had a triple-double against Washington. 5. The Toronto Arenas in 1918, and St. Louis Blues in 1968. 6. Kyle Busch, who was Rookie of the Year in 2005 and NASCAR Cup Series cham pion in 2015. 7. Italy.(c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.Sports QuizBy Chris Richcreek Dear Editor: Satan has finally success fully amassed the right combination of disciples to accomplish his goal of bring ing down the greatest Christian nation in the history of Chris tianity: a former U.S. Presi dent, a political party, and a wealthy entrepreneur. His newly recruited team of disciples provide masses of or ganized manpower, inroads to key people, manpower to crush the opposition in the political arena, concocted infor mation to persuade the American public and keep them in the dark, and large amounts of money to fund his agenda. All of these forces working together can easily create a culture of ungodly thinking when there is minimal discern ment of God-centered values caused by people who have an intellectual-only relationship with God and not a heart-relationship with God. I read somewhere that Rev. Billy Graham put that number at 85 percent of those in churches who claim to be Christian. Unfortunately, a large number of Bible-believing churches are not doing an adequate job of increasing the number of people to have a heart-relationship with God, thereby reducing the 85 per cent within their four walls, nor doing orchestrated evan gelism to take the gospel outside of its four walls. Many Bible-believing churches have a hodgepodge of ministries with little, or no centralized mission or strategy to accom plish Jesus Great Commandment given in Matthew 28:19-20 and, therefore, have no way to receive the power to fulfill Jesus promise and our mandate outlined in Acts 1:8. This failure will provide a fundamental shift in 21st Century American values, one of which will be the loss of religious freedom for which early Americans paid with their lives. Wake up churches, ASAP, and take action, led only by the Holy Spirit! DeWayne Wyatt WauchulaLetter To The Editor Churches In America Need To Wake Up Soon King James VI of Scotland also was, after the crowns of England and Scotland were united in 1603, King James I of England. He may have been doubly noble, but those who study such things say his per sonal habits would not have been out of place in a com moner of the time. He report edly never bathed, claiming that baths were an unhealthy practice, and he would wear the same clothes for months on end. A newly married couple sued the upscale resort in Chile where they spent their honey moon after a swim in the pool turned the bride's waist-length blond hair green. If you remember the early1960s TV series "Route 66," you might be surprised to learn that the show was actually shot in Florida and Oregon, nowhere near the fabled high way. Those of you who need your daily java fix probably won't be surprised to learn that coffee is one of the most popu lar drinks worldwide and is one of the most traded agricultural commodities. Due to limitations in cultivation, however, Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that produces the beans. *** Thought for the Day: Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm, but the harm does not interest them. T.S. Eliot (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Strange But TrueBy Samantha Weaver ROBBYELLIOTTinvites all his friends and neighbors to come see him at205 N. Charleston Fort Meade1-800-673-9512 10:18c Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech (863) 10:18c INHOMESERVICE


October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B3 Wildcat Football Seniors Receive Awards PHOTOS BY NOEY DESANTIAGO Randy McLeod received the Martin Roberts award given for dedication and achieve ment. Matt Tyson received the Caleb Skitka award for outstanding dedication, courage and the pursuit of excellence both on and off the field. Bo Villarreal received the Charles C. and William B. Dickey award for being namedthe outstanding lineman this season. Sam Louis received the Luther Colbert award for outstanding sportsmanship. Dustin Willis received the Bob Martin award for demonstrating outstanding citizen ship, academic achievement and leadership. Jean Youte was given the Dale ‘Dooley’ Carlton award for his outstanding leadership and dedication to the sport of football. 10:18p Players of the Week Bayshore #7 Ellis Hodges Offense #25 Griffin Clark Defense #10 Cade Alexy Special Teams #58 Evan Webster Lineman #19 Issac Moreno Wildcat


Peace River GrowersWholesale Nursery Donnis & Kathy BarberHwy. 66 EastP.O. Box 760 (863) 735-0470 Zolfo Springs, FL B4 The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2018 Small game hunting provides a great oppor tunity for seasoned hunters to recruit new con servationists by passing on our huntingtradition to youth or adults new to hunting. Italso provides a window back into the outdoorsfor lapsed hunters with busy lifestyles. Small game hunting has broad appeal, usu ally requires little planning and allows huntersto take spur-of-the-moment hunting excur sions. Squirrel hunting is a perfect example of this.Gray squirrel season opened statewide on Saturday, and runs to March 3. Squirrel huntingis truly a sport for all ages and is steeped in tra dition. Squirrel hunting at an early age oftentranslates into a lifetime of appreciation forwildlife conservation, the outdoors and hunt ing. Good squirrel hunting areas can be found throughout most of Florida, and many are con venient to major urban areas. Squirrel hunterscan find success on small tracts of private andpublic lands. To find a good spot, look for areas with a lot of oak trees that have good limb structure andcan provide cavities for denning. For these rea sons, squirrels are often found on tree lines,oak/hickory ridges and hardwood hammocksbordering creeks, rivers or lakes. A .22-caliber rifle is the choice for squirrel hunters who seek the challenge of marksman ship. Shotguns of any size alsomay be used and are effective atshort ranges. Shot size is a matterof personal preference, but nor mally ranges from No. 6 to 7 Of course, the use of dogs is allowed and small hunting dogs,such as Jack Russell and rat ter riers, enjoy treeing and retrieving squirrels. The daily bag limit for gray squirrels is 12, but be mindful of proper species identificationbecause shooting the larger fox squirrel isagainst the law. All of the hunting licenses and permits you’ll need are available at your local countytax collector’s office, any retail outlets that sellhunting and fishing supplies, by calling (888)Hunt-Florida or by going online to GoOut So whether you’re going after that buck you’ve been hunting during the muzzleloadinggun season or are hunting small game withfriends and family, here’s wishing you luckwhile enjoying Florida’s great outdoors. Try Small-Game Hunting Beautician Moves Being at a new location doesn’t mean Emma Selph isnew to the hair industry. Actually, she’s been work ing in the industry for 42 years,including 25 years as theowner of The Hair Boutiqueon West Main Street inWauchula. Since selling the boutique in 2009, she’s rented booths fromseveral other salon owners.She started renting from RoseAbbott at Rose’s CountryBeauty & Barber Shop in July. Selph is in the shop on Thursdays and Fridays, usu ally starting at 9 a.m. Herhours vary depending on howmany appointments she hasbooked each day. When talking about work ing with hair, Selph says she’s“always had a passion for it.” She says it’s been her pleas ure to serve Hardee County’s hair-care needs. Selph and Abbott both work with men’s and women’s hair,doing colors, cuts and perms. Abbott has had her business in Hardee County for 30 yearsand has been at her current lo cation for the last 10 years. Rose’s Country Beauty & Barber Shop is located at 916N. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula. You can contact both women by calling the shop at773-3377 or contact Selph bycalling 781-6615. Hospital Name The hospital in Wauchula will be getting a new name inthe new year. All hospitals solely-owned by Adventist Health System,including Florida HospitalWauchula, will be using thename AdventHealth and a newlogo starting on Jan. 2. The new logo will focus on the cross, and the Seventh-DayAdventist group says it willrepresent wholeness and hope. The name change is part of a push toward a patient-cen tered wholeness approach tohealth, according to a press re lease from Adventist HealthSystem. “The name AdventHealth signals the arrival or beginningof health and expresses astrong and clear connection tothe healing and salvation thatGod has promised,” the pressrelease states. Adventist Health System emphasizes care for patients’ physical, spiritual and emo tional needs. The group sayswholeness is a promise it ismaking through its new brand. However, the group states that “the organization is notchanging in ownership or busi ness structure.” By giving all hospitals and care sites owned by the groupthe same name, AdventistHealth System says it willmake it easier for people torecognize its locations.Do you have, or know of, abusiness that is opening, mov ing, remodeling or under new management? Call JenniferMcConkey at 773-3255 for afree write-up. Family Dollar & Other Stores Are On The Move! PHOTO BY JENNIFER McCONKEY Emma Selph (right) is renting space from Rose Abbott(left) at Rose’s Country Beauty & Barber Shop. October is a great month to think about eating healthy. With two major holidays just around the corner –Thanksgiving and Christmas –now is a perfect time to con centrate on healthy eating. Re search shows the averageweight gain over the holidaysis five to 10 pounds, so now isthe time to increase yourawareness of healthy eatingwithout weight gain. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or inyour cup or bowl. Foods likevegetables, fruits, wholegrains, low-fat dairy productsand lean protein foods containthe nutrients you need withouttoo many calories. Here are some ideas for building a healthy plate, so trysome. • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Eat red, orangeand dark-green vegetables,such as tomatoes, sweet pota toes and broccoli, in main andside dishes. Eat fruit, vegeta bles or unsalted nuts as snacks;they are nature’s original fastfoods. • Switch to skim or onepercent milk. They have thesame amount of calcium andother essential nutrients aswhole milk, but less fat andcalories. If taste is an issue, trytwo percent or one percentuntil your taste buds get accus tomed to the decreased fat inskim milk. • Make at least half your grains whole. Choose 100-per cent whole-grain cereals,breads, crackers, rice andpasta. Check the ingredientslist on food packages to findwhole-grain foods. • Vary your protein food choices. Twice a week, make seafood the protein on yourplate. Seafood is the lowest infat over poultry and othermeats. Also, eat beans, whichare a natural source of fiberand protein. Keep meat andpoultry portions small andlean. If you will follow these sug gestions, you will develophealthy eating habits that willtake you through the upcom ing holidays with a goal ofmaintaining a healthy weightby making wise food choices. For more information on healthy eating visit the Carolyn Hendry Wyatt holds aMaster’s Degree in family and consumer science education.She has 30 years of experiencein this field, and served for 22years as a county agent for theUniversity of Florida’s Insti tute of Food & AgriculturalSciences Hardee County Ex tension Office. Build A Healthy Plate some time, and were thoughtto have all vacated the buildingand their access points sealed. County Manager Lex Albritton said fresh bat drop ping were found in the atticarea again after county staffworked last month to close offany potential openings. He said cameras were put into the attic and no bats couldbe found even though fresh ev idence of their presence exists. He said the guano was found in the “eyebrow area” oreves around the outside of thecourthouse. Albritton said county crews would have to cut holes in theattic to access the area beforedetermining the extent of theproblem and if any bats con tinue to inhabit the area. Exhaust fans have been placed atop the roof of thecourthouse to ventilate the af fected area and the airflow sys tems rerouted in an effort toimprove the air quality goinginto the courtrooms. Jury trials have been held in the County CommissionChambers adjacent to thecourthouse and the hearingroom at the Hardee County Jailhas also been utilized. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-Advocate The courtrooms on the third floor of the Hardee CountyCourthouse will remain closedfor another month after morebat guano was found in theattic area of the courthouse. The problem began in Au gust after a nauseous odor andair quality issues inside thethird floor of the building ledto the discovery of a colony ofbats living inside the attic. An estimated 1,500 bats ap pear to have been living in anattic above the porch of thenorth end of the courthouse for Courtrooms Remain Closed PHOTO BY TOM STAIK Temporary ventilation systems sit atop the roof of the Hardee County Courthousein an effort to fix the odor and air quality issues in the third-floor courtrooms causedby a colony of bats living in the attic. The issue was first discovered in August andit is expected to be another four to six weeks before the courtrooms can be re opened. Works crews continued their efforts on Tuesday as they used a hydraulic lift toreach the roof of the Hardee County Courthouse in the ongoing mission to mitigatethe structure of a colony of flying rodents. Crop Update October 15, 2018 General: According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida, there were 6.3 days suitable for fie ldwork for the week ending Sunday, October 14, 2018. Precipitation esti mates ranged from 0.02 inches in Miami (Miami-Dade County)to 7.04 inches in Pompano Beach (Broward County). The aver age mean temperature ranged from 72.8F in Jasper (HamiltonCounty) to 85.3F in North Miami Beach (Miami-Dade County). Citrus: Daily temperatures were above normal in the citrus growing region. Highs were in the mid 80s to low 90s. Rainfalltotals were mostly around historical averages. Most central,northern, and Indian River District citrus producing counties re ceived between one-half of an inch to an inch of rain, which istypical for this time of the year. Southern and western area coun ties had slightly more. Hurricane Michael, which traveledthrough the Gulf of Mexico before passing over the Florida Pan handle, did not have a negative impact on the citrus growing re gion. According to the October 9, 2018 U.S. Drought Monitor,the citrus region remained drought free, with the ex ception of the Indian River District and limited areas of adjoining countieswhere abnormally dry conditions were present. Caretakers were spraying for canker and greening, p erform ing limited mowing, and putting out fertilizer compost. Irrigation was run on a regular basis in most citrus producing counties.Generally, groves that were being well maintained looked good,with good fruit sets and healthy trees. Ten packinghouses andone major processing plant were reported to be open. Houseswere running Fallglo tangerines, Navel oranges, red grapefruit,and limited quantities of other early oranges. Fruits and Vegetables: Hurricane Michael had little to no impact on the vegetable growing counties in central and southernFlorida. Field preparation continued in several southern counties.Frequent rain led to renewed flooding of low-lying areas, sogrowers ran throw-out pumps to remove excess water fromfields. Crops planted included bitter melon, boniato, green beans,malanga, okra, strawberries, and yellow squash. Crops harvestedincluded avocado, bitter melon, boniato, cucumbers, herbs,malanga, okra, squash, and tomatoes. Livestock and Pastures: Rain from hurricane feeder bands brought much-needed rain to dry pastures in Brevard and IndianRiver counties. Producers in Brevard County harvested hay andhaylage. Some cattle operations planted perennial pasturegrasses and prepared land for cool season annuals. Weaning ofcalves was almost finished. Cattle condition remained mostly good.


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October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B7 10:18nc Ingrown Toenail?Feet Hurt?Get care for all your foot problems Call Dale Anderson, DPM at 863-314-8600 for an appointment in WauchulaNo Insurance Necessary Hablamos espaol Sebring Podiatry Center6801 US 27 North, Suite D3 Sebring, FL 33870863-314-8600 Wauchula & Lake Placid Appointments Available! Dr. Dale C. AndersonPodiatric Physician & Surgeon10:18cEver had a day that wasnt horrible, but was nt so great? I have. A couple of days ago, in fact. It was one of those long days. I had to jump into work early and stay late. I worked on a writing project where the words didnt sparkle. A lunch meeting to explore a ministry opportunity resulted in being with a guy for an hour that I just didnt connect with. I had to turn in work to meet a deadline that really wasnt my best. Three meetings were scheduled late in the day. In one of the meetings some issues sur faced I wasnt aware of, but I was responsible for. Thats always fun. I didnt leave work until about 9:30 and had to go by the store on the way home to make sure we had green beans for the dog (I know, its strange). After gobbling a sandwich, I made the mistake of checking my email. One con tained news I wasnt happy about, but I would have to live with. I decided to relax by watch ing some TV. The news came on. The lead story was about a terrible tragedy. The next story was about political posturing. None of this made me feel better. It wasnt a horrible day; my children and wife were all still alive. There was still money in my bank account. My dogs still loved me if I fed them green beans and gave them belly rubs, of course. Still, I was tempted to be grumpy. Do you know this temptation? Grumpy is a low-grade form of anger. We get angry because we cant meet our own expectations. We get angry because other people dont meet our expectations. We get angry because we cant con trol situations wed like to control. We get angry because we have responsibilities. We get angry because this world is not the way it should be Or am I the only one who gets grumpy/angry? There is a small post-it note in my study that reads The most spiritual thing you will do today is choose. To be grumpy is a choice. To hope is a choice. What does it mean to hope? To hope is to trust good is coming while waiting non-anxiously. Can you hope when the day isnt going so great? Its your choice. When the day is long, you can choose to go through it with hope, trusting good will come from your labor. When projects dont come together, you can choose hope and trust that it will come together at the right time. When the news is bad, you can choose hope and trust that God is at work behind the scenes in ways you do not see. You may not feel hope at first, but hope is more than a feeling. It is an orientation. It is taking a longer look at life. It is finding value in life, in work, in people, and in yourself. I admit I went to bed grumpy that night, and I woke the next morning with a grumpy hangover. As the cobwebs started to clear them selves from my mind, I felt the Spirit whisper to me, Your choice today, Clay. Stay grumpy. Choose hope. You decide. Its the same choice you face. Sometimes, the question is not just what would Jesus do? but, what would Jesus choose. Hope. Jesus always chooses hope. Hardee County native Clay Smith is lead pas tor at Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter, S.C. He and his brother and sister still own the family ranch in the Lemon Grove community east of Wauchula. You can follow him at unlike Always Chooses Hope With the general election coming up next month, we hear the biennial shibboleth: If you dont vote, you cant complain. Baloney! On this point, I part ways with my journalistic col leagues who are intent on trying to shame citizens into casting a vote, telling us: Its not important how you vote; just vote. At the risk of repeating myself, Baloney! Whats important is casting an informed vote. Blindly marking a ballot without knowing anything about the candidates or the issues sub verts the system. Casting an uninformed vote is worse than not voting. An uncast vote is harmless; an uninformed vote can cancel out the vote of a citizen who casts an informed vote. I did that. Once. As a freshman at FSU, I dutifully voted in the student body election in my freshman year. I didnt know any of the candidates, or what they stood for. I knew nothing about student government. The ballot listed where each candidate was from, and I voted for the candidates who lived in, or closest to, Polk County. On reflection, I realized how absurd that was. In future elec tions, I voted only in races in which I knew at least some of the candidates, casting my bal lots for those I knew to have good judgment. One was a fellow govern ment major, now a retired Polk County lawyer; one was a fellow ROTC cadet, who later rose to a position of leadership in the Florida Legislature. In races in which I knew nothing about any of the can didates, I didnt vote, leaving the electoral process to stu dents who bothered to inform themselves. Voting is a privilege, a decision that each of us has the right of exercising or not exercising in each election. The First Amendment guar antees, among other things, the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to peti tion the Government for a redress of grievances. This right is granted to all Americans. You have the right to complain to petition your government for a redress of grievances regardless of whether or not you voted, or for whom. You have the right to vote in the one or two races that are particularly important to you, and not to vote in the races about which you know noth ing. You even have the right to ceremonially hold your nose and vote for the candidate whom you believe to be the less worse of two awful choices; I have done so several times, including in the 2016 presidential election. Your decision to vote rests solely with you. Its an opportunity, not an obligation. S. L. Frisbie is retired. When buying groceries a few days ago, he had to produce a dri vers license to prove that he could legally buy a bottle of wine. This has nothing to do with voting, but at 77 years of age, he had to brag about it. Voting Is An Opportunity, Not An Obligation Lactose intolerance is not the same as a milk allergy. These are two different digestive problems. With either one, you avoid eating and drinking products high in lactose, found in dairy products. However, not all dairy foods are high in lactose. Lactose intolerance is more common than a milk allergy. It can occur at any time in your life, and it can take longer to develop. It is less severe than an allergic reaction to dairy products. A milk allergy is a food allergy caused by an allergic reaction to the protein in milk. Lactose intolerance is caused by not having enough of the enzyme lactase in your gastrointestinal tract to break down lactose. Lactose is sugar found in the milk of most mammals. Lack of the enzyme lactase causes malabsorption of lactose, which can cause symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, cramp ing, nausea, vomiting, and gas or bloating. When your body cannot break down lactose, it travels to the colon, producing the above symptoms. Lactose is not absorbed by the lin ing of the cells of the colon. The natural bacte ria of the colon can still break down the lactose, however that is what causes the increased gas, bloating, cramps, stomach pain and lower abdominal pain. By adulthood, 70 percent of people no longer produce enough lactase to digest the lactose in milk products, which leads to the mentioned symptoms. Physicians can diagnose lactose in tolerance by using ones diet history symptoms and onset. Patients need to keep a dietary log with symptoms to take to their office visit. Diagnosis can also be done by using the hydrogen breath test to determine if one has lac tose malabsorption, which is treatable. Some dietary products low in lactose are: Butter is a high-fat dairy product. The final product is 80 percent fat. The actual liquid part of milk, which contains lactose, is removed during processing. Hard cheese is processed longer, which causes more lactose to be broken down by bacteria during processing. Low lactose cheeses include parmesan, swiss, and cheddar. High lactose cheeses include cottage cheese, cheese spreads, soft cheeses and mozzarella. Yogurts are easier to digest than milk. The live bacteria in yogurt helps break down the lactose. Yogurt can also help with calcium needs. Yogurt has fewer gastrointestinal symptoms reported than with milk. The best yogurts reported for consumption are Greek style and probiotic yogurts. Lactose-reduced ice cream and milk help your body digest lactose easier. Lactase en zyme supplements can also help the body di gest lactose. Heavy cream is made by skimming off the fatty liquid that rises to the top of milk. The lac tose content is very low. Small amounts of heavy cream with your coffee or dessert should not cause problems. It is not necessary for lactose intolerant people to avoid all dairy products. Dairy can safely be consumed if in moderation.Are You Lactose Intolerant? He said the elevator in the courthouse was not inspected in August and he expects the state to return for its inspection soon. Albritton said elevators are not grandfathered in and must be kept up with current codes, no matter when they were put in place. Violations include a ventila tion fan not working, missing ceiling tile and light guards in the motor room, no car alarm, emergency phone not working, car top run box does not over ride automatic operation, and an expired certificate in car. Albritton said the county will have to eventually decide whether to completely replace the elevators and bring them up to code or take them out of service. In the meantime they will remain in use until the state says they must be taken out of service. By MICHAEL KELLYOf The Herald-AdvocateTwo county elevators did not pass the annual state inspections after being flagged for numerous minor violations. County Manager Lex Albritton said the county was not told to shut the elevators down, and they remain in use at the courthouse annex and the old jail, which is currently the Emergency Operations Center. 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October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B11 Advantage Realty #1 Marcus Steven Lambert P.A. "Mark" Realtor Broker Associate 743 US 27 S. • Sebring, FL 33872 Cell: 863-832-0401 • Office: 863-386-0303 Fax: 1-863-386-1112 Email: Listings: Rentals: Beautiful 264 acres on Peace River and Hwy 17 joinscity water and sewer. 5 to nearly 200 acres on Johnston Rd. Owner will di vide. Great home sites, pasture or farming. 6" well. 476 acres in Polk County Hwy 60. Mostly wooded with233 acres in 16 year old pine timber. Great hunting18.5 acres on Silver Lake in Polk County. High andDry. Great home site! P P R R O O P P E E R R T T I I E E S S F F O O R R S S A A L L E E cl8:16tfc Hiring Nurses, CNA's and OR Support Staff Apply online or in person! Fax Resumes To: 863-494-8400 DeSoto Memorial Hospital 900 N Robert Ave Arcadia, FL 34266 Candy F. Kendrick Human Resources Assistant DeSoto Memorial Hospital 900 N Robert Ave Arcadia, FL 34266 Phone: 863-494-8405 Fax: 863-494-8400 cl10:11,18c Registered Nurses • MedSurg Full Time, Nights (All ExperienceLevels Considered)• ICU Full Time, Nights (Experience Pre ferred)• ER Full Time Days (Experience Preferred)• OR Full Time Days. (Experience Requiredin OR, ENDO, PACU, PreOp.) CNA's and OR Support Staff • MedSurg CNA, Full Time Nights.• MedSurg CNA POOL, Days and Nights.• OR Scrub Tech (Certified or Enrolled in Pro gram) Full Time, Days. STAFF ASSISTANT II, HARDEE CAMPUS (PT) Part-time, year-round position responsible for assistingstudents with admissions and registration; providingclassroom support for distance learning, and assisting theDirector in the day-to-day operations of the Campus. Typicalwork schedule: Monday-Thursday, 4:30-9:30 pm. Threeyears of secretarial/clerical or related experience required.(An A.S. degree in Office Administration or related area maysubstitute for part of the experience requirement.) Proficienttyping skills and computer literacy in word processingrequired. Knowledge of electronic spreadsheet anddatabase software desired. Hourly Rate: $9.74. Open untilfilled. Visit for details andapplication. EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/VETERAN PREFERENCE cl10:18,25c 600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 784-7132 THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUBcollects NOT broken prescrip tion eyeglasses, cases and sun glasses. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th Ave.tfc-dhDO YOU HAVE a problem withdrugs? Narcotics Anonymousmeets Monday, Thursday andFriday night 7:00 p.m. at FirstUnited Methodist Church, at thecorner of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wauchula.tfc-dhATTENTION! State Statutes 489119 Section 5 Paragraph B andHardee County Ordinance 87-09Section 10 Paragraph D requireall ads for any construction-re lated service to carry the con tractor’s licence number. tfc-dh Services IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob lem? Call Alcoholics Anony mous in Hardee county at863-781-6414. Several weekly meetings. tfc-dh Noon Tuesday Deadline for all yard sale ads. BIG CHURCH SALE Friday,Saturday, 8-2. 3920 Murray Rd.,BG. Something for everyone. 10:18p SATURDAY, 8 am11:30 am.1410 W. Main Street, Wauchula. 10:18p SATURDAY, 8 am ?, 843 4thStreet E., Zolfo. Lots of goodies. 10:18p Yard Sales Services YOURTIREHEADQUARTERS 5101 N. Hwy 17 • Bowling Green 375-4461New Tire Changer & Balancer Can Do 26” WheelsMONDAYSATURDAY8 am6 pm BOWLING GREEN QUICK LUBE& AUTO REPAIR Foreign and Domestic Cars Diesel Engines Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions T ERRY M IKE Licensed and Insured Reg.# MV-40625 cl6:21tfcHARDEE CO. BOCC PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic (FL “B”CDL) $16.13-$22.24/hr. + ben. pkg.Solid Waste Heavy Equipment Operator (FL A CDL Air Brake and Tanker endorsements) $13.86-$19.11/hr.+ ben. pkg.Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.41-$15.73/hr. + ben. pkg.Bridge Worker I (FL “B”CDL) $11.41-$15.73/hr. + ben. pkg.Parts/Warranty Technician (FL DL) $10.93 $15.07/hr.+ ben. pkg.Positions includes, 100% paid Health Insurance for Em ployee Coverage. Job descriptions @ w/applica tion. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873,Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. cl10:18,25c EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT $27,588.92 ($13.26/hr.) $38,031.63 ($18.28/hr.) Wanted for the Hardee County Office of Management &Budget. Ability to establish and maintain working re lationships with Department Heads, employees and thepublic. Considerable knowledge of office practices andprocedures and considerable ability to make independ ent decisions. Must have extensive experience in orga nizational skills, office environment in business Englishand proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Complete job description and application forms postedon County web site@ Please submit applications to the Human ResourcesDepartment, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.Phone: (863) 773-2161. Position is open until filled.EOE – F/M/V cl10:18c FREE ESTIMATES By Hour or Contract H. KIKER — Tree Surgery — 40 Years Full Time Service INSURED 863-453-4942863-453-4272 Cell: 863-664-9091 Tree Trimming Tree Removal Stump Grinding 3601 E. Ramsey WayAvon Park, FL 33825 cl5:4tfc Hill’s Auto World Dan 735-0188 3505 US H WY 17 S Z OLFO S PRINGS 375-4441 4205 US HWY17 N BOWLINGGREEN cl5:10tfc Sandra JimmyFrank Vasquez Realty Inc. (863) 781-4133 Frank Vasquez, Broker RESIDENTIAL • 824 Killarney Road, Sebring on Little Lake Jackson. Beau tiful stucco block home, 3 BR, 2 bath with utility room,, and dbl. car garage. Sits on the lake, with new dock.$215,000.• 2.5 acres Zoned C-2 Commercial off of Carlton St.• 1 acre building site Joe L. Davis subdivision• 10 acres Mel Smith Rd. off of 64 East towards Avon Parkoff of Old Town Creek, deed restricted beautiful property, nowell. $99,500.• 2.03 acres zoned commercial with water and sewer on The atre Rd. off of Hwy. 62 $75,000• Large commercial building for sale or lease 3000 to 7000sq. ft.• 109 North Bridle Path, Arcadia 2BR 1B Large corner lot,concrete block, central heat and air. $89,000• 4520 Fair Ave. Bowling Green 3BR 2B stucco block home$99,000 • 314 Walton Ave. Wauchula 3BR 2B stucco house $89,000 Frank Vasquez Realty, Inc. for more listings 116 Carlton St. Suite A • Wauchula, FL 33873 S ALES A SSOCIATES Miguel A. Santana 863-245-1758 Nancy Craft 863-832-0370cl10:18c cl10:18-11:1c Kemen’s Auto Parts, Inc. 306 N. 6 th Ave. • Wauchula, FL 33873 Full Time Counterperson Wanted Please apply in person. No information by phone. Drug free workplace –Must pass Drug test Mon. –Fri. 7 am –6 pm • Saturday 7 am –Noon cl10:11,18c REVELLAUTOSALES BUYHEREPAYHERE8 8 6 6 3 3 3 3 7 7 5 5 4 4 1 1 1 1 3 3A A f f t t e e r r H H o o u u r r s s C C a a l l l l : :Travis Revell •Sandra Miller863-245-0383 863-781-45775220 Hwy 17N • Bowling Green (across from BP)Se Habla EspaolWE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS cl9:13tfc –T HE C LASSIFIEDS – COURTESY PHOTO Bowling Green Elementary School second graderBodhi Derringer has read all 15 of the Sunshine StateYoung Readers Award Jr. books for the 2018-19 schoolyear. He also passed all the Accelerated Readerquizzes for the books. For his accomplishment, Bodhireceived the Second-Grade Sunshine Reader Awardand an "I Read Them All" Brag Tag. BRAG TAG COURTESY PHOTO Students at North Wauchula Elementary School whoread the Sunshine State Young Reader Award book“Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows” gotto stay after school for a book club. There were dragondrawings and a game where teams of students com peted to show their knowledge of the book. The clubeven had s’more-like snacks to represent the s’moresmentioned in the book. FANTASY FUN C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i n n g g I I n n O O c c t t o o b b e e r r : : • National Pizza Month • National Vegetarian Month • National Popcorn Popping Month • Sarcastic Month • Seafood Month • AIDS Awareness Month • American Cheese Month • Bat Appreciation Month • (World) Blindness Awareness Month • Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month • Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month • Down Syndrome Awareness Month • Dyslexia Awareness Month


B12 The Herald-Advocate, October 18, 2018 10:18c 10:11,18c Downtown Sebring Circle Park Tickets on Sale NOW Candidates Participate In Community Forum COURTESY PHOTOS Five candidates answered questions from members of the community at a forumlast Thursday night. Three of those candidates were Keith Merritt (center), runningfor circuit judge, 10th Judicial Circuit, Group 10; and Ken Evers (left) and DavidHorton, both running for Hardee County judge. Both candidates for Hardee County Commission District 2 attended the event atNew Mt. Zion AME Church. They are Democrat Rafael A. “Ralph” Arce Jr. (left) andRepublican Noey Adam Flores (right). The event was hosted by the Concerned Cit izens Committee. Hardee County judicial candidate David Horton an swers a question from the crowd. Ken Evers, who is running for Hardee County judge,addresses a community member’s question. Circuit judge candidate Keith Merritt attended theforum. Rafael A. “Ralph” Arce Jr., the Demo cratic candidate for Hardee CountyCommission District 2, participated inThursday’s Q&A time. Republican Noey Adam Flores answeredquestions from the public. He is runningfor Hardee County Commission District2. On This Day:• In 1850 First women's medical school (Women's Medical College of Penns), opens• In 1871 US President Grant condemns Ku Klux Klan


October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B13 PUBLIC NOTICEYou are hereby notified that onThursday, November 1, 2018,at 8:55 a.m.or as soon thereafter, theHardee County Board of County Commissionerswill hold a public hearing for the adoption of a resolution closing and vacating the road/easement known as A Portion of Airport Road being described as: All that part of the Airport Road right of way lying in the following four parcels of land; the SW of Section 25; the E of the SE of Section 26; the N of the NE of the NE of Section 35; the N of the NW of the NW of Section 36, all lying in Town ship 33 South, Range 25 East, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 105, also known as Plat Bar 82, Cabinet A of the official Public Records of Hardee County, Florida. The public hearing will be held in the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners Board Room, 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida. This procedure shall be in accordance with the provi sions of Section 336, Florida Statutes. A petition for the closing and vacating of the above-ref erenced road shall be considered by the Board of County Commissioners after required publication of this Notice. Copies of the documents relating to this pro posal are available for public inspection during week days between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. in the Hardee County Public Works Division, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should con tact the Board of County Commissioners' office at least five (5) days prior to the public hearing. All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the pro ceedings is made by a court reporter. Russell A. Melendy, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners 10:18cNOTICE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING LOCATION CHANGEDThe November 1st meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will be in the School Board Meeting Room located at 230 S. Florida Avenue, Wauchula beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, please call 863/773-9430. 10:18cPUBLIC NOTICEYou are hereby notified that onThursday, November 1, 2018,at 9:05 a.m.or as soon thereafter, theHardee County Board of County Commissionerswill hold a public hearing for the adoption of a resolution closing and vacating the road/easement known as Owen Roberts Road being described as: All that part of the Owen Roberts Road right of way lying in the following five parcels of land; the E of Section 29; the S of the NW of Section 29; the south 54.94 feet of the N of the NW of Section 29; the south 54.94 feet of the N of the NE of Section 30; the S of the NE of Section 30, all lying in Township 34 South, Range 23 East, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 105, also known as Plat Bar 82, Cabinet A of the official Public Records of Hardee County, Florida. The public hearing will be held in the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners Board Room, 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida. This procedure shall be in accordance with the provi sions of Section 336, Florida Statutes. A petition for the closing and vacating of the above-ref erenced road shall be considered by the Board of County Commissioners after required publication of this Notice. Copies of the documents relating to this pro posal are available for public inspection during week days between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. in the Hardee County Public Works Division, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should con tact the Board of County Commissioners' office at least five (5) days prior to the public hearing. All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the pro ceedings is made by a court reporter. Russell A. Melendy, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners 10:18cPUBLIC NOTICEYou are hereby notified that onThursday, November 1, 2018,at 8:45 a.m.or as soon thereafter, theHardee County Board of County Commissionerswill hold a public hearing for the adoption of a resolution closing and vacating the road/easement known as McClellan Road being described as: The maintained right of way of McClellan Road in its entirety located in Section 10, Township 35 South, Range 25 East, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 105, also known as Plat Bar 82, Cabinet A of the official Public Records of Hardee County, Florida. The public hearing will be held in the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners Board Room, 412 West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida. This procedure shall be in accordance with the provi sions of Section 336, Florida Statutes. A petition for the closing and vacating of the above-ref erenced road shall be considered by the Board of County Commissioners after required publication of this Notice. Copies of the documents relating to this pro posal are available for public inspection during week days between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. in the Hardee County Public Works Division, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special arrangements should con tact the Board of County Commissioners' office at least five (5) days prior to the public hearing. All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the pro ceedings is made by a court reporter. Russell A. Melendy, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners 10:18c Crime BlotterSheriffs deputies and city police officers investigated the fol lowing incidents and made the following arrests during the past week. All suspects or defendants are presumed innocent of the charges against them. COUNTY Oct. 14, Victor Cruz, 18, of 948 Buttonwood Drive, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy and charged with battery on a first responder and resisting an officer with violence. Oct. 14, Luis Alberto Gonsalez, 29, of 161 N. Edgemon Ave., Winter Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Octavio Alvarez and charged with probation violation. O ct. 14, criminal mischief was reported on the 600 block of Honeysuckle Street. Oct. 14, dangerous shooting was reported near the corner of Hibiscus Lane and Morning Glory Loop. Oct. 13, Aristile Mercidieu, 68, of 1309 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Manuel Zuniga and charged with selling a synthetic narcotic, possession of synthetic cannabis and possession of narcotics equipment. Oct. 13, a conveyance was burglarized on the 100 block of King Road. Oct. 12, Christopher Wolfe, 33, of 3258 James Cowart Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Danny OBryan on two out-of-county warrants. Oct. 12, animal cruelty was reported on the 600 block of Chamberlain Boulevard. Oct. 12, a business was reported burglarized on the 4900 block of East County Line Road. Oct. 11, Fulgencio Aviles, 37, of 1823 Rigdon Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Dean DeDominicis and charged with battery, possession of cocaine, possession of narcotics equipment, and two counts of probation violation. Oct. 11, James Ward, 24, of 635 S. Fifth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Alex Hipple and charged with possession of synthetic cannabis. Oct. 11, Amanda George, 31, of 441 Shaw Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson and charged with proba tion violation. Oct. 10, Posten Louisjeune, 27, of 429 Palmetto St., Bowing Green, was arrested by Dep. Christopher Bandy on an out-ofcounty warrant. Oct. 10, Adam Sambrano Ornelas, 18, of 4117 Captiva Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Brian LaFlam and charged with interfering with the custody of a minor. Oct. 10, Betty Sue Pace, 45, of 1629 Lincoln St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mitchell Johnson on a capias for failure to appear. Oct. 10, a theft was reported on the 1800 block of Dishong Road. Oct. 9, Madison Rucker, 20, of 3942 E. Main St., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Kim Pfeiffer and charged with probation violation. Oct. 9, Michael Lynn Innocenti, 36, of 22 S.E. 13th Ave., Cape Coral, was arrested by Cpl. Octavio Alvarez on an out-ofcounty warrant. Oct. 9, a theft was reported on the 3500 block of Poplar Street. Oct. 8, April Kenyon, 27, of 1431 Alford Road, Haines City, was arrested by Dep. Edilberto Soto on two capiases for failure to appear and a probation violation charge. Oct. 8, a vehicle was stolen from the 3700 block of East Main Street. WAUCHULA Oct. 12, Teresa Jean Brewer, 59, of 700 E. Townsend St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Kaleigh Anderson and charged with disturbing the peace. Oct. 12, Juan Rosha Hearns, 56, of 316 E. Orange St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Kaleigh Anderson and charged with contempt of court. Oct. 12, Joshua James Potthast, 30, of 610 Ohio Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jason Cohen and charged with a hit and run involving an injury and driving without a valid drivers license. The Hardee County Sherriffs Office additionally charged Potthast with a capias for failure to appear. Oct. 12, a theft was reported on the 400 block of East Bay Street. Oct. 11, a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1000 block of South Ninth Avenue. Oct. 10, criminal mischief was reported on the 600 block of South 10th Avenue. Oct. 8, a theft was reported on the 700 block of South Florida Avenue. BOWLING GREEN Oct. 14, dangerous shooting was reported on the 700 block of East Banana Street. Oct. 13, Alton Augusta Kilpatrick, 56, of 407 E. Main St., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Breanna Locke and charged with battery. Oct. 9, Brianna Marie Newby, 18, 392 Campbell Road, Corbin, Ky., was arrested by Ofc. Breanna Locke and charged with possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and pos session of narcotics equipment. Oct. 9, a theft was reported on the 4100 block of U.S. 17 North. Oct. 8, criminal mischief was reported on the 800 block of Pleasant Way and the 4700 block of Church Avenue. ______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 25-2018-CA-000255 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. Any and all unknown minors, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, trustees, or other claimants by, through, under, or against the Estate of FRANCES H. MAY, Deceased; et. al., Defendants. _____________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF HARDEE TO: Any and all unknown minors, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, trustees, or other claimants claiming by, through, under or against the Estate of FRANCES H. MAY, Deceased; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage regarding the following property in Hardee County, Florida: The West 15 feet of Lot 2, all of Lot 3 and the East 15 feet of Lot 4, Block 2, of Lewis Baldwin and Co. Ad dition to Bowling Green, as per Plat Book 2, page 40, Public Records of Hardee County, Florida, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: FREDERICK J. MUR PHY, JR., Esquire, Attorney for Plaintiff, Boswell & Dunlap LLP, 245 South Central Avenue, Post Office Drawer 30, Bartow, FL 33831, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice Of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED on this 8th day of Oc tober, 2018. VICTORIA L. ROGERS Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Drawer 1749 Wauchula, FL 33873 BY: J. Wingo Deputy Clerk10:11,18c __________________________________ Notices Courthouse ReportCOUNTY COURT The following marriage li censes were issued recently in the Clerk of Courts Of fice: Alejandrina Romero Cruz, 32, of Arcadia, and Mario Miguel Torres, 30, of Arcadia. Jessica Nicole Johnston, 23, of Zolfo Springs, and Moises Duran Jr., 22, of Bowling Green. Barbara Ann Lewallen, 64, of Wauchula, and Edward George Shortman, 63, of Wauchula. Leslie Ann Romero, 36, of Frostproof, and Carlos Ramirez San Juan, 41, of Bowling Green. The following civil actions and small-claims cases were disposed of recently by the county judge: American Express Centu rion Bank Corp. vs. Robert S. Williams and MidFlorida Credit Union, voluntary dismissal of writ for garnishment. The following criminal traffic and misdemeanor cases were disposed of last week in County Court: There was no criminal traffic or misdemeanor sentencing as it was trial week. CIRCUIT COURT The following civil actions were filed recently in the office of the Circuit Court: Leigh Griffin Souther and Todd Jeffrey Souther, petition for divorce. Florida Department of Rev enue and Irma Llubisela Al varado Lugo vs. Juan F. Ayala, petition for enforcement of ad ministrative child support order. Andrea Turner vs. Jorge Navarro and Erosion Control of Central Florida, automobile negligence. The following decisions on civil cases pending in the Circuit Court were handed down recently by the circuit judge: Florida Department of Rev enue and Miranda N. Black vs. Terry Lamar Pelham, order redirecting support. Wells Fargo Bank vs. Jan L. DeBoom, plaintiffs notice of voluntary dismissal. The following felony criminal cases were disposed of last week by the circuit judge: Christopher Lee Delatorre, two counts of fleeing to elude, two counts of resisting arrest without violence, and domes tic battery, five years prison which will be suspended upon completion of house arrest, six months jail, credit time served, two years house ar rest, three years probation consecutive to house arrest, drivers license suspended three years, no alcohol/drugs, $2,092 fines, costs and fees; burglary with assault/battery and domestic assault, not pros ecuted. The following deeds for real estate transactions of $10,000 or more were filed recently in the Clerk of Courts Office: Habitat For Humanity Hardee County Inc. to Miki and Reynalda Kight, for $108,000. Angelica Aguilar to Angelica Aguilar and Stephanie Ann Escobedo, for $10,000. NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME ACT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the provisions of the Ficti tious Name Act, Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, as amended, intends to register with the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, the ficti tious name of A dventHealth Medical Group Cardiology & Vascular Medicine at Wauchula under which the undersigned is engaged or will engage in business at: 463 Carlton Street in the City of Wauchula, Florida 33873. That the party/parties inter ested in said business enterprise is/are as follows: Florida Hospital Physician Group, Inc. Dated at Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, Florida 33410. Person authorizing publi cation: Caitlin Lazarus. Dated: Oct. 9, 2018 10:18p Herald-AdvocateHardee Countys Hometown CoveragePRINTERS PUBLISHERS Telephone (863) The


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October 18, 2018, The Herald-Advocate B15 10:18c Q: I can't believe anyone at CBS thought that "Mag num P.I." would be worthseeing without Tom Selleckplaying the lead role, andthere's a female Higgins?Also, the dogs can't evencome close to Zeus andApollo. —J.P. Moran, via email A: Remakes are seldom a good idea, but some of themhave been successful. The"Charlie's Angels" movies didvery well at the box office, butABC's attempt at a "Charlie'sAngels" series flopped. Mostlikely what led to CBS reviving"Magnum P.I." was the successof "Hawaii Five-0," anotherclassic crime show with ahandsome male lead set in pic turesque Oahu. In the 2018 reboot, Magnum is played by Jay Hernandez("Scandal"), and Higgins, whowas previously played by JohnHillerman, is now reimaginedas Juliet Higgins, a gorgeousblonde played by PerditaWeeks ("Penny Dreadful"). According to, "Magnum P.I." is off to a mod est start in the ratings. Time will tell if it becomes ahit, but it'svery doubt ful it willreach thestatus of theoriginal since view ers have so many choices now,not only on network and cabletelevision, but streaming serv ices like Netflix and Hulu. In addition to television, fea ture films are still trying to cap italize on name recognition.There's a "Fantasy Island" filmcoming out starring MichaelPena as Mr. Roarke, and a new"Charlie's Angels" film with a whole new cast that includesKristen Stewart ("Twilight"). *** Q: What is the new series Pete Davidson is starring in?I saw him in a commercialwearing what I assume is awig. Is he leaving "SaturdayNight Live"? —J.K. A: You can still catch Davidson on "SNL" for theforeseeable future. He's merelyguest starring on the secondseason of the TBS comedy"The Guest Book." Each week,new actors will play characterswho stay at the Bare Feet Re treat and record their confes sions in the cottage's guestbook. Will Arnett, Garret Dil lahunt and Lisa Rinna will allbe featured this season, whichairs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.ET/PT. *** Q: I saw a recent picture Celebrity Extra By Dana Jackson PICKS OF THE WEEK "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (PG-13) — Paul Rudd andEvangeline Lilly star as ScottLang and Hope Van Dyne, re spectively the titular hero andheroine of "Ant-Man and theWasp." Scott is languishing atthe end of a two-year house ar rest after his actions in "Cap tain America:Civil War,"when HankPym (MichaelDouglas) anddaughterHope finallyget a line onthe where abouts of wifeand motherJanet, the original Wasp whowas lost mid-mission in thequantum realm. Scott receivesa message from her, and al though he's been persona nongrata to Pym and family, theywhisk him away on the adven ture. Director Peyton Reedmixes the right amounts ofduty and danger and shenani gans with a dash of the loveangle, making this movie awhole lot of fun. "Unfriended: Dark Web" (R) — Colin Woodell leads a gangof inadvertent cyber voyeurs in"Unfriended: Dark Web," thesequel to the 2014 horrorscreenshow "Unfriended."When teenager Matias (Wood ell) pulls a laptop from the lostand found of a cybercafe, he iswoefully unprepared for thevile and disturbing files it con tains. The plot thickens whenthe computer's owner startsusing his dark web minions toforcibly "close out the win dows" of Matias' friends. He'skilling them, in alarming andvery uncool ways. It's scary.You don't need to have seen thefirst to understand the sequel,but the format is the same: en tirely from a device POV —the computer screen, with mul tiple user windows open, textscreens, camera phones and such. "Whitney" (R) — Director Kevin Macdonald turns themagnifying glass on Whitney Houston, iconic songstress, ac tress, record-breaking musi cian and the voice behind themost beautiful version of "TheStar-Spangled Banner." It's no surprise tofind that her life was diffi cult — herdeath at age48 came onthe heels ofrepeated high dramat ics in her marriage to singer Bobby Brown, as well as incidents of drug and alco hol abuse, but there are revela tions made in this in-depth look. Woven through inter views with close family andfriends, rare footage, privatehome movies and off-guardmoments, we experience thedaring heights and the deep,profound lows alongside thisvery much missed voice of a generation. "Reprisal" (R) — Based on the poster and trailer, you'dthink Bruce Willis headlinesthis cat-and-mouse thriller thatpits a bank robber against abank manager with an ex-copneighbor, but the truth is Willisbarely registers screen time.Frank Grillo plays the bankmanager who decides to get alittle payback after he is robbedby a sophisticated crook(Johnathon Schaech). Whatcould have been a compellingstory came off as boring, and worse — I ended up not know ing who to root for. NEW TV RELEASES "The Affair" Season 4"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Sea son 3 "When Calls the Heart" Year 5 (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Couch Theater DVDPreviews By Sam Struckhoff DVDs reviewed here are available in stores the week of Feb. 5. Two-time "Braveheart" Oscar-winner Mel Gibson (forbest picture and director), nowforgiven for all past transgres sions, will co-write, produceand star in a remake of "TheWild Bunch. The originalstarred William Holden, ErnestBorgnine, Robert Ryan, Ed mund O'Brian, Warren Oatesand Ben Johnson. I can't wait tosee how they cast this one. Butbefore that, Gibson will be seenin "War Pigs," with Colin Far rell, and helm the war drama"Destroyer," reportedly withbuddy Mark Wahlberg.Wahlberg hits screens Nov. 16in "Instant Family," with RoseByrne, Octavia Spencer, MargoMartindale and Tig Notaro. *** Disney darling Lin-Manuel Miranda hits screens Dec. 19 in"Mary Poppins Returns" asJack the lamplighter, former ap prentice of Bert, played byDick Van Dyke in the original.Van Dyke, who also played Mr.Dawes Sr., now is playing hisown son, Dawes Jr., in the se quel. Also starring are Meryl Streep as Topsy, An gela Lansbury as The BalloonLady and, of course, Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. Mi randa is currently filming thefantasy adventure "His DarkMaterials," with JamesMcAvoy and Ruth Wilson. *** The smash Broadway musical "Cats" is headed for the bigscreen with "Dreamgirls"Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson,pop star Taylor Swift, talk-show host James Cordon andSir Ian McKellen. "Les Miser ables" director Tom Hooperwill direct for a December 2019opening. Meanwhile, CameronCrowe's Oscar-winning screen play "Almost Famous" is beingadapted into a musical forBroadway, while the Londonmusicalized version of "Net work," which starred MichelleDockery in London, also isheaded for Broadway (openingDec. 6). Bryan Cranston and"Orphan Black" star TatianaMaslany will take on the rolesthat won Oscars for Peter Finchand Faye Dunaway. *** Joaquin Phoenix, currently on screens in "The SistersBrothers," with Jake Gyllen haal and John C. Reilly, andawaiting "Mary Magdalene," in which he plays Jesus (delayedby the Weinstein Companymess), is going very dark as"The Joker," playing a failedstand-up comedian/talk-showhost during the 1980s whoturns to a life of crime. RobertDe Niro co-stars. If the plotsounds familiar, and ironic, DeNiro starred in "The King ofComedy" (1982) as RupurtPupkin, an autograph houndand mentally deranged aspiringstand-up comic who kidnaps atalk-show host, played by JerryLewis. De Niro has reteamed with his "Goodfellas" (1990) co-stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci indirector Martin Scorsese's Net flix film "The Irishman," pre miering in 2019. Andrew DiceClay has been bragging that hebeat out both Robert De Niroand John Travolta for the rolehe has in the current release of"A Star Is Born," with LadyGaga and Bradley Cooper.Don't know how De Niro willreact, but in the good old daysthose were considered fightingwords. Andrew Dice Clayshould know better than take on"The Raging Bull." (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. Hollywood By Tony Rizzo Top10 Movies Inside 1. Venom (PG-13) Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams 2. A Star Is Born (R) Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper 3. Smallfoot (PG) animated4. Night School (PG-13) Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart 5. The House With a Clock in Its Walls (PG) Jack Black,Cate Blanchett 6. A Simple Favor (R) Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively 7. The Nun (R) Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga 8. Hell Fest (R) Bex TaylorKlaus, Reign Edwards 9. Crazy Rich Asians (PG13) Constance Wu, HenryGolding 10. The Predator (R) Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. of Kevin Smith. He's lost somuch weight after his heartattack. How did he do it? —I.M. A: The funny director re cently revealed a selfie of hisnew slim self, stating that henow weighs under 200 poundsfor the first time since he was ateenager. Smith thankedWeight Watchers for getting hishealth back on track, alongwith his vegan diet. He alsodoes yoga with Jay Mewes,better known as Silent Bobfrom Smith's films. Correction: In a recent col umn, I mistakenly referred toone of the EGOT winners asMartin Hamlisch. It is mostcertainly Marvin Hamlisch.Thank you Bruce B. for point ing that out! Please send me your questionsat (c) 2018 King Features Synd., Inc.